Victor Hernandez Cruz

(1949 / Aguas Buenas)

Victor Hernandez Cruz Poems

1. The Lower East Side of Manhattan 6/16/2015
2. Problems with Hurricanes 6/29/2015
3. Here Is an Ear Hear 5/24/2016
4. La Lupe 5/24/2016
5. Mountain Building 5/24/2016
6. Nebraska 5/24/2016
7. Red Beans 5/24/2016
8. Three Songs from the 50s 5/24/2016
9. Time Zones 5/24/2016
10. Airoplain 5/24/2016
11. Vigo Martin 5/24/2016
12. Dolores Street 5/24/2016
13. Glow Flesh 5/24/2016
14. El Poema de lo Reverso 5/24/2016
15. Latin & Soul 12/1/2014
16. Two Guitars 3/12/2015
17. Side 19 1/20/2003

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Side 19

The Empire State Building
Is on 63rd Street
Ramon wanted to bet Manolo
Manolo said impossible
The Empire State Building
Is on 72nd Street
They made a ten dollar bet
And borrowed Cheo's car
And headed towards Brooklin
When they came back
Late that night
All that Manolo wanted to know
Was
If Gloria cooked

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Two Guitars

Two guitars were left in a room all alone
They sat on different corners of the parlor
In this solitude they started talking to each other
My strings are tight and full of tears
The man who plays me has no heart
I have seen it leave out of his mouth
I have seen it melt out of his eyes
It dives into the pores of the earth
When they squeeze me tight I bring

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