Christopher Pérez

How I love our

CACTUS and palm
TREES
El Mágico Valle del Río Grande on the
NEWS and Wikipedia    
Willy el Puto comes to quit
JUNK 1946    
Buying up benzedrine
INHALERS from Lee's Pharmacy   
When the cops come
ESCAPE down Route 1    
Pull out a gun from your Joe
BOXERS    
Aim at a tumbler on Joan's
HEAD   
Pay the
PRICE in Interzone
Head deeper into
MÉXICO but what's real about
DEAD Beats
I'm at the
MOUTH of another
GULF

 

Something ultimately sincere belies memory

My roommate was one reason I was enamored
There's a copy of Marita in my wallet
She looks like a French spy
Or trout swimming up a river
 
It's the best smile
Can she picture me in Oslo
A jacket and sweater hiding a brown body
Big tan and a Brazilian wax
 
Living forever under the convictions of a cream
Red dots are PERMANENT
WebMD says Morgellon's    
Maybe herpes
 
Rembrandt's Gerard de Lairesse
Nose pushed in
Forehead like an elbow
My penis can't grow in its Chinese handcuff
 
I say it's scabies    
It must be
Like the doctor says
Cover thyself in sulfur and go to bed
 
The devil lets me dream
Descartes waves outside my window
I don't wave back
Hands cut off by a 20/80 guillotine
 
And already crabwalking the River Plate
In the beginning when it makes no sense
To come and go
Blame pushes onto Brooklyn
 
Marita and I practice yoga together
Downward-Facing Dog    
The Happy Baby
She asks what's wrong
 
Why am I chipping paint
Were the cats moaning at night she wants to know
Could we suck a cloud with the bombilla
Is Wednesday perfect for pizzas

 

At an old cathedral

off Corrientes
we try
 
dancing
tango
 
On most
nights I'm
 
examining
my body
 
with an HD
camcorder
 
Sleeping in
a teaspoon
 
Always going
back to Rai's
 
or Capusotto's
boludeces
 
El boludo
Peter Capusotto
 
Crazy banal
stuff on
 
public access
Two twin
 
beds mashed
together in
 
my room
A chest
 
with dusty
blankets
 
A copy of
El Principito

 

All poems written by Christopher Pérez