Pantoums by Israel F. Haros Lopez

Ghost Braids 0.o

Israel Francisco Haros on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 9:36pm

“black water (love) wars”
 
Derelict hues of red and black
Expectations in the black water
Morphing concrete jungles
Black butterflies pouring you into the sun
 
Expectations in the black water
Obsidian hands pushing jade
Black butterflies pouring you into the sun
Mirrors in womb of tonantzin
 
Obsidian hands pushing jade
Into the skin of laughing serpents
Mirrors in the womb of tonanztin
Kissing the blue of water light
 
Into the skin of laughing serpents
Winged hands caressing watered lips
Kissing the blue of water light
Ocean dreams in the middle of breakfast
 
Winged hands caressing watered lips
Before the sound of coyoxauhqui
Ocean dreams in the middle of breakfast
The line between the sun and moon smiling
 
Before the sound of coyoxauhqui
Butterflies and jaguars embracing
The line between the sun and moon smiling
A sunset swallowed by hummingbird
 
Butterflies and jaguars embracing
The taste of water after four days without
A sunset swallowed by hummingbird
It’s a decision not to take it personal
 
The taste of water after four days without
Ghost braids dancing on the skin
It’s a decision not to take it personal
And watch the water form wings in your mouth
 
Ghost braids dancing on the skin
I like to touch all the lines your body makes
And watch the water form wings in your mouth
You give me mirrors to breathe
 
I like to touch all the lines your body makes
Expectations in the black water
You give me mirrors to breathe
Black butterflies pouring you into the sun

ghost braids 0.2
by Israel Francisco Haros on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 10:08am

“A Sector of Little Mexico, Califaztlan”
 
I will always be Boyle Heights East Los Angeles
Eloteros colliding with ICE Police at Big Buy
Cesar Chavez pigeons gossiping about Street wall artists arrested
Little mexico markets selling no name lie pods
 
Eloteros colliding with ICE Police at Big Buy
There is a special on Mexican copal on isle 13
Little mexico markets selling no name lie pods
Oranges along the 5 highway singing protest nortenias
 
There is a special on Mexican copal on isle 13
Place your handcuffs along side your California id
Oranges along the 5 highway singing protest nortenias
You cannot stop the river even if its concrete
 
Place your handcuffs along side your California id
We are all SB 1070
You cannot stop the river even if its concrete
Tell me you’ve spoken calmly to a minute man
 
We are all SB 1070
Watching the border papers turn into winged tongues
Tell me you’ve spoken calmly to a minute man
Tell me you’ve written softly to your local tea party
 
Watching the border papers turn into winged tongues
There are smoking mirrors in your closet needing to speak
Tell me you’ve written softly to your local tea party
What are the politics of the seventh sun and children and water
 
There are smoking mirrors in your closet needing to speak
Do you wait for another Juarez Llorona to shriek before you open your mouth
What are the politics of the seventh sun and children and water
Some people don’t like me writing, speaking and questioning so much
 
Do you wait for another Jaurez Llorona to shriek before you open your mouth
There are maquiladora finally closing because they have run out of supply and demand of mujeres
Some people don’t like me writing, speaking and questions so much
Do you know any songs about East Los
 
There are maquiladoras finally closing because they have run out of supply and demand of mujeres
I was born with a red and black flint in my tongue
Do you know any songs about East los
Eres mi otro mejor otro mas bello espejo negro y blanco
 
I was born with a red and black flint in my tongue
There is too much self imposed arrested development in the barrio
Eres mi otro mejor otro mas bello espejo negro y blanco
Flaring colors of hip hop nor-teka salsa corridos
 
There is too much self imposed arrested development in the barrio
Can you cut open my yollotl and stain red wings on the concrete
Flaring colors of hiop hop nor-teka salsa corridos
Murals re-strung from miracles on Soto and Cesar Chavez
 
Can you cut open my yollotl and stain red wings on the concrete
I will always be Boyle Heights East Los Angeles
Murals re-strung from miracles on Soto and Cesar Chavez
Cesar Chavez pigeons gossiping about Street wall artists arrested 

ghost braids 0.3
by Israel Francisco Haros on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 10:40am

“Infra-red Coca Cola You-Tube Amnesia”
 
coca cola shamanic candor
eagles spreading cacita over la revolucion blvd
retro-active mono-syllabic scantron barrio education
pencils breaking before the touch they wide ruled paper
 
eagles spreading cacita over la revolucion blvd
migrants walking over infra-red border patrol
pencils breaking before they touch wide ruled paper
the scent from the classroom leaves a college-less stench
 
migrants walking over infra-red border patrol
alien-less Lysol white hospital walls
the scent from the classroom leaves a college-less stench
Ehecatl breaks this construction building mildew in the backs of brutalized police cars
 
Alien-less Lysol white hospital walls
Drenched with the working blood of wrinkled brown hands
Ehecatl breaks this construction building mildew in the backs of brutalized police cars
Hunapu borrows lightning bolts from Zeus to give Tonantzin acupuncture
 
Drenched with the working blood of wrinkled brown hands
The wailing night makes mirrors of disappearing glaciers
Hunapu borrows lightning bolts from Zeus to give Tonantzin acupuncture
How do you re-member a NASA missile pillaging the moon
 
The wailing night makes mirrors of disappearing glaciers
Coca cola shamanic candor
How do you re-member a NASA missile pillaging the moon
Retro-active mono-syllabic scantron barrio education 

forum 49.o
by Israel Francisco Haros on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 9:17pm

these houses made of waters
abre las aguas de tus ojos 
reconsider this embrace as ours
nadie tocara nuestra luz
 
abre las aguas de tus ojos
come home to drink our hands
nadie tocara nuestra luz
your house and palms full of nebula
 
come home to drink our hands
sin las fronteras heridas
your house and palms full of nebula
nunca estas sola con las escaleras de quetzalcoatl
 
sin las fronteras heridas
winged tongue dancing 
nunca estas sola con las escaleras de quetzalcoatl
a house of white hummingbirds waiting
 
winged tongue dancing 
tu nombre sin condiciones
a house of white hummingbirds waiting
por tu canto lleno de rios de almas
 
tu nombre sin condiciones
this house made of waters
por tu canto lleno de rios de aguas
reconsider this embrace as ours

forum 48.o
by Israel Francisco Haros on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 8:59pm

prententious forked tongue
swallowed pride dancing
echoes pledging yes
butterfly wings pressing 
 
swallowed pride dancing
you can always say no
butterfly wings pressing
i’m in love with you again
 
you can always say no
pressing your lips against my skin
i’m in love with you again
water taking my bones
 
pressing your lips against my skin
your embrace kills my ego
water taking my bones 
you always have wings with no cages
 
your embrace kills my ego
pretentious forked tongue
i want to love you over forever
echoes pledging yes

***
Israel has been in Santa Fe for about a year and just started giving public readings of his poetry. You might catch him at the open mic at El Farol. Keep an eye–and ear–out for this poet. You can find more of his work at http://www.reverbnation.com/waterhummingbirdhouse

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged by Miriam Sagan. Bookmark the permalink.

About Miriam Sagan

I'm blogging about poetry, land art, haiku, women artists, road trips, and Baba Yaga at Miriam's Well (https://miriamswell.wordpress.com). The well is ALWAYS looking to publish poetry on our themes, sudden fiction, and guest bloggers and musers.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s