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Citlaltemini
(brother from the stars)

by Juan Manuel Perez



I have seen blue skies
a beautiful place beyond
much further than home

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I have seen blue skies
where the bronze people worship
such as those like me

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I have seen blue skies
with large constructed temples
lush delightful trees

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I have seen blue skies
discontent with simple life
long to stay behind


I have seen blue skies
where soldiers can become gods
fulfill every lust



I have seen blue skies
a concocted plan for three
against directives

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I have seen blue skies
soon they'll find out, here we'll die
…face up to blue skies


© 2022 Juan Manuel Perez

Juan Manuel Perez is a Mexican-American of Indigenous descent and the author of multiple books of poetry. Juan currently resides in Corpus Christi, Texas. To learn more about him, visit his offical website at https://www.juanmperez.com/

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