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POEMS by Lito Tejada-Flores

 

Maybe a Sonnet

by Lito Tejada-Flores, 164 pages,  softbound

$12.95, plus shipping.

 

 

Also available on amazon.com

In this book of sonnets, Lito explores life in foruteen lines— from the Colorado Rockies to the peaks, glaciers and lakes of Patagonia, from unspoiled nature to a planet in crisis,

Lito has distilled his peripetetic and adventurous existence into a collection of non-traditional sonnets, words to make us sit up and say: Why me? Why now? Why not?

Unseasonable

 

Leftover winter snow, shiny with spring melt,

Halfway to heaven, halfway to the valley floor,

Those bands of color: blue, white, dull purple-brown,

This fourteen-thousand-foot fence of peaks,

 

So tall but soft, eroded into round ridges, white

For another month, maybe two, till valley grass greens,

Temperatures soar, families ride rafts down rapids

Toward beer and pizza, toward a tougher tomorrow.

 

March was the hottest month, and now April—

Even hotter. But we don't really care, do we?

Everything feels just about the same, the drought

 

Is something we read about, turn the tap

And water still comes out, make plans, make kids,

No need to worry. Besides, we don't know how.

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