#37 Breakfast Burrito by Gregory L. Candela

Down lies
a larded
tortilla
for grated
queso
composed
on the black
comál
los dos
crisped on
the stove by
madre mia.

Hash browns
sweet onions
parsley
the crunch of
fried pig—
the sweet-acute
juicy ache of
Hatch, New Mexico
chili verde
all rolled and
handed
into the mouth

opens spray
nozzles
held
under the tongue by
involuntary firemen.
Dust, straw
manure the
crazy
koshare
clown
burns down
his own barn.

Gregory L. Candela has resided in New Mexico since 1972. He holds a doctorate in American literature and is author of a volume of poetry, six produced plays and editor of 6 volumes of poetry and prose. Recent publications include poems in The Harwood Anthologythe RagMalpaís Review, Adobe Walls and Sin Fronteras (Spring 2012).


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