João Tomaz Parreira

America (Ii)

When will I be able to go to Safeway
with this heart in my hand?
I will pay for the wine and the milk
flaunting my boldness.
I will use fingers
as a bar code
that always says the truth.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 16, 2006
Poem Edited: Saturday, November 20, 2010

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