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Red Onion

Hugo Gonzales
2016

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The smell
of the beige

Towel draped
over my easel

Is of the beautiful
woman who wore it

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    Today you wore double
    denim over the orange
    of a thin sweater

    I was in all blue
    and red socks

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Like a Bird

I sleep
and sing
and flap my wings

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    A red onion is red
    by nomenclature
    and purple
    empirically
    yet still is
    something else  
    in and of itself

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Iesu-

A renga

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Step by step he walks
on the unbroken surface
of water rippled

where once by mere words he fished
one hundred fifty three fish

once stopped the bleeding
of a twelve year old sleeping.
on a third wedding

day when just water remained,
six stone pots poured sanguine-

a dry spell was saved.
to the blind dead and distressed
were his blessings aid,

so when John the Baptist died,
to Bethsaida he fled, where with

Little fish and loaves
he multiplied like magic-
five thousand were fed

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    You do the hokey pokey
    and you turn yourself around
    That what it's all about

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