Love is a Weed

Our Garden, Chicago

Our Garden, Chicago

Twelve years ago Felipe and I were married in a garden we revived from a syringe strew lot, next to our Humboldt Park apartment in Chicago. I didn’t realize we were building a personal metaphor with that plot.
We have adapted weed nature to survive in México, and sometimes it certainly feels that we have been pulled and burned and carted away. Still we stay and flourish. Tenacious as weeds, our flowers. This week I recite the fitting poems read during our wedding service.

I read To Dorothy at our wedding.

I read To Dorothy at our wedding.

To Dorothy, By Marvin Bell.
Love is a Weed, by Paul Casella.
Happy Anniversary my love.

Invisible Saints

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I can see the faces
of those not supposed
to have them
Eyes move as I
move
leafhand and sex-
uality is not out
of the question

I believe in eye
anomalies
Floaters are cursors
directing us
below
the surface

I can see matter
moving
everything is water
the mist of exhalation
the constant vowel
of now