POEM: Let’s Go to Mexico

I know it’s a cliché
but let’s go to Mexico
we’ll take the long way down
the one through Calexico
we’ll get burritos from some
neighborhood vendor
sit in the sun in a neighborhood park
and move only when we’re told

in Mexico I think it’s easier
the drive down Highway 5 must be
sunny and warm
and I hear there’s Americans somewhere
down here
close to the sea who lost it all
and came not to live
but simply to be


Richard Donnelly

Richard Donnelly lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Classic flyover land. Which makes us feel just a little... superior. Mr. Donnelly's first book is 'The Melancholy MBA,' published by Brick Road Poetry Press in Columbus, Georgia.