every time
                    you leave me
                    you leave me
longing to
                                             write with
                                             rain

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                 Siempre que
me dejas
me dejas
                 con ganas
                 de escribir
                                          con lluvia

Even if
I did decide
that it would
simply not
be
fitting to
wear my
favorite
black
ACDC
T-shirt

I must confess
I stared at it
with something
akin
to longing.

My cousin would have
appreciated it.

My aunt
and everyone else

not so
much.

so

what are you girls
going to
eat

rabbit
she said
spit-roasted
rabbit

no
I said
you won’t
chagas disease
all rabbits
here
have chagas
disease

she looked at me for

a moment
and then
tentatively

pork?
oven roasted
pork with
baked

potatoes?

no
I said again

trichinosis

definitely
not
pork

then, what?
she asked her
eyes
wide as
only a
child’s eyes
can be, as
surely
mine had
been

once

chicken,
they should have
chicken
or possibly
duck

poultry is
safe

she nodded I hoped

 

and before
mom got out of the car
to go celebrate
mother’s day with her
friends I

could not
would not
help but
call out
one final
time

and no salad

either