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

Latin & Soul

for Joe Bataan

some waves
a wave of now
a trombone speaking to you
a piano is trying to break a molecule
is trying to lift the stage into orbit
around the red spotlights

a shadow
the shadows of dancers
dancers they are dancing falling
out that space made for dancing

they should dance
on the tables they should
dance inside of their drinks
they should dance on the
ceiling they should dance/dance

thru universes

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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
If Gloria cooked

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