National Poetry Month Day 15: Tomás Q. Morin

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Tomás Q. Morín is the author of Patient Zero and A Larger Country. He translated Pablo Neruda’s The Heights of Macchu Picchu, as well as co-edited with Mari L’Esperance Coming Close: Forty Essays on Philip Levine. He teaches at Texas State University and in the low residency MFA program of Vermont College of Fine Arts.

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Weather Sayings

Piece by piece breaks      the black wall
cloud of police;      they pound
like rain and say don’t     call it pain.

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The cold fish      and muddy clouds
of your face blacken      then blue.
At work, your friends     clown and tip
toe around     in their rain boots.

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When hope doesn’t     rise like bread,
drink the sunlight      to stay fed.


Original poetry published by The Rumpus. More from this author →