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Trials (1 of 1)-9

This town and the stone with which it was built
And the sun that hit the process
The romantic pueblo that rose
A mother kissed a cheek
And time and wind brought me here
This town of turquoise and solitude
Of peace and dancing dust
I am a stranger still
It is strange still

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New Mexico Blues

I ran from green to green to desert
waking up
sundried afro
in the silence of New Mexico
I don’t remember coming here
nor do I remember settling
nor do I remember waving
in my navy blue skirt that mopped the
Blantyre earth,
I wish I’d weaved the yesterdays with the tomorrows
because
the days feel like a skipping cassette
I use pens to rewind the tape
but nothing familiar echoes from the speaker set.
molasses girl running
in a desert of her own design,
is Africa looking for me yet?
because I’m looking back hoping I am missed.

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Jon Davis in Las Cruces!!!

Hey there folks,
So last night New Mexico State University was honored by a poetry reading by Jon Davis and a story-reading by Camille Acker,it was amazing!! Camille Acker is young and talented, her short stories are so well-written and funny. Jon Davis stole my heart,it was a real treat listening to him perform his pieces. Glad I witnessed that, and may I grow to be even half as good a poet. Good job NMSU!

Anyhoo here is my favorite poem of his from last night’s reading. I hope it captivates you the way it did me. Enjoy.

Preliminary Report from the Committee on Appropriate Postures for the Suffering
by Jon Davis

We who wear clean socks and shoes are tired
of your barefoot complaining, your dusty footprints
on our just-cleaned rugs. Tired, too of your endless ploys—
the feigned amputations, the imaginary children
you huddle with outside the malls, your rags and bottles,
the inconvenient positions you assume. Though we remain
impressed by your emaciation and your hunger and,
frankly, find you photogenic and think your images
both alarming and aesthetically pleasing, to do anything
more than sigh will require a complex process
of application and review, a process that is currently
in the development stage. Meanwhile, may we suggest
you moderate your public suffering at least
until the Committee on Appropriate Postures for the Suffering
is able to produce guidelines. Do not be alarmed.
The committee has asked me to assure you
that they are sensitive both to the aesthetic qualities
of your suffering—the blank stares, the neotonous beauty
as the flesh recedes and the eyes seem to grow larger,
the haloes of flies—and to the physical limitations
of human endurance and the positioning of limbs.
They will, I am certain, ask that you not lift
your naked children like offerings to the gods.
On this topic, discussion has centered around the unfair
advantage such ploys give the parents of such children.
The childless, whether by choice or fate, are left
to wither silently in the doorways while those with children
proffer and gesticulate in the avenues unabated.
This offends our cherished sense of fairness,
the democratic impulse that informs and energizes
our discussions. Therefore, we ask for restraint,
and where restraint is lacking, we will legislate.
Please be forewarned. In addition, the committee
will recommend that the shouting of slogans,
whether directed at governments or deities, be kept
to a minimum. Not only is such shouting displeasing
aesthetically, but it suggests there is something
to be done. Believe me, no one is more acutely aware
of your condition than we who must ignore it everyday
on our way to the capitol. In this matter, we ask only
that you become more aware of your fellow citizens,
who must juggle iPods, blackberries, briefcases
and cell phones, lattes. Who must march steadily
or be trampled by the similarly burdened citizens
immediately behind them. Your shouting and pointing
does not serve you well. Those of us employed
by the agency are sworn to oversee you. If we seem,
as you suggest, to have overlooked you instead,
that is an oversight and will be addressed, I am certain,
in our annual review. Please be aware: To eliminate
your poverty, your hunger, your aesthetically
pleasing, yet disturbing, presence in our doorways,
above our heating grates, in our subway tunnels
and under our freeways would mean the elimination
of the agency itself and quite possibly a decline
in tourism. Those of us employed by the agency
have neither the stamina, persistence, nor the luminous
skin tones that you present to the viewing public.
Finally, to those who would recommend programs,
who would call for funding and action,
I must remind you that we have been charged not
with eliminating your suffering but with managing it.

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The Blue Door in Old Mesilla

Hola!
My dear friend , Katy, and I went out on a random excursion to old Mesilla. It is such a beautiful place filled with such culture and color. And it is a must-see if you are in the Cruces area. I promise you it is breathtaking. To quote the site http://www.oldmesilla.org

” Mesilla (“Little Tableland”) is the best-known and most visited historical community in Southern New Mexico. Since its’ beginning, around 1848, Mesilla has had a major influence on the economic, cultural, historical, and political life of the Mesilla Valley. From the Gadsden Purchase, to the Civil War, to the Butterfield Stage Coach Trail, to the trial of Billy the Kid, to being a lively social center in the 1880s–Mesilla has been a prominent part of the rich history of the Southwest.”

I loved our day of just walking around taking pretty pictures. It was great fun. This blue door was definitely a winner for us both. Took a great amount of pictures in front of it.  And here is one of Katy standing in front of it:

Hope you enjoyed the pictures.
Have awesome Sundays!!:)

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..-Nopalito’s Galeria-..

A local Las Cruces Artist standing beside her work

 

one of the pieces I fell in love with. by Norma

 

work by Rosario Jeremias

 

Nopalito's Galleria- A beautiful little place

 

Woodwork that stands out.

A beautiful portrait

 

look at it..wow

Today I spent my afternoon around so many wonderful artrists. It was my second Las Cruces exhibition and I must say
it was absolutely amazing. I thought I would share with you a couple of photos of this fantastic little art gallery called
Nopalito’s Galeria in little old Las Cruces New Mexico.

Enjoy! 🙂

 

 

 

 

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