La Bella y las Bestias

Antes de comenzar debo confesar que he tratado de escribir este artículo tantas veces como renglones he de escribir. Bueno, tal vez un poco menos… La razón es sencilla, creía en la ideología que hoy en día critico; sólo espero no sea…

Blinded by the Right

On Sunday, March 15, 2009, a general election took place in El Salvador, the Savior. After twenty years in the violent political wilderness that is El Salvador, Mauricio Funes of the leftist FMLN party and former guerilla rebel, led his followers…

The Stallion and the Trainer

Here soft we rest beside a brook Cool fed from mountain streams To drink our well-earned respite And feed our tired dreams. Though moisture glistens on his back His breath is slower now As much as miles of trodden…

Diminished

How quickly I have aged,  My frolic over, gone ere I knew Separated from my vast pursuits I am left with the mundane. Still vivid are the great pageants The well-earned victories The solemn losses, the valiant tries The…

An Elegy on Arriving Late

To you whose sand has slipped at last Be sure that some think far too fast Your words, your voice, forever stilled And what is left seems loud and shrill. The world you feared while you were here Had sought your heart…

Nothing Became Him

Slowly, much too slowly, he began his fade. It took some time to realize because the depths in which he lurked were well out of sight. It seemed he would never leave. But of course he had to. Invited in like a vampire, he had finally sucked…

Beauty and the Beasts

Lazaro Cardenas Street in Mexico City is the unofficial dividing line that separates the Historic Center from the extending modern part. If you travel to the west, you soon arrive in the broad and beautiful expanse of Reforma, Mexico City’s…