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Indian Choker

by Juan Manuel Perez


irresponsibly:
walked in without a conscience
led by lustful dreams

abomination:
every footstep that you took
upon sacred ground

dissimulating:
in the cover of darkness
tearing into dirt

irrationally:
you reached far into the grave
moving things about

evocatively:
flashed your light for a second
such beautiful sight

optimistically:
feeling for the wide necklace
pulled it from his neck

imperiously:
tying it upon your neck
…squeezing your life out


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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/

Find more by Juan Manuel Perez in the Author Index.