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

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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.