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The Visual Poetry of Poeticah explores the boundaries between poetry, languages, and traditional with computer visual art.

This is a poem from my chapbook Blue Mundi.

<<Blue Mundi>> The Poor Innocent Soldier She kneels in front of her altar but she is not there She is in a deep dark ocean full of meaningless storms The waves enter and come out of her red eyes Inside her chest a ball of lead Recently married without children After this storm she feels her life will become sand dunes that stretch beyond the horizon She prays to her husband's favorite virgin The Virgin of Guadalupe Why why virgencita did El Presidente take my life away from me for his war in Iraq? The altar is full of the brave fallen soldier's favorite things fresh pumpkin empanadas a cup of Mexican chocolate the art of the lowriders custom classic cars strong and proud Aztec warriors among the pyramids and even his Lucha Libre DVDs with the silver masked wrestler "El Santo" Today is a very special day The first "Day of the Dead" without her husband <<Blue Mundi>>