"My son/he is 18/he get a tattoo of Neruda
you know Neruda?(i quote"sometimes i am tired of being a man..."
"Send me to my phone this poem"
"Magdalena-i cannot text-and i do not know your email"
"I send you my email-send me this Neruda"
He would be pleased.Lines from half a century
still sing to this young man in love.In Spanish,in Chile
in Mexico,in deep South barrio Austin,a tattoo will be etched
with the words of this poet.Poesia will sketch a life of young lovers-
outlined as permanent as love itself-where the love of these life lines
sustains and explains the tongue-blocked young
to every one who will read his storied skin..and
"sometimes i am tired of being a man...