He would quote Garcia Lorca to shopkeepers

Engage salesmen or waiters with a sharp




We were buying shoes in Mexico City

We noticed a plaque

That this was the very spot

Cortes met Moctezuma

Which launched another political discourse

Gathered a small crowd

Until we remembered the shoes we were

Supposed to be buying

Were theoretical

Not yet existential

At 5

In the afternoon


David Trudel  ©  2012





Filed under Poetry

2 responses to “@5

  1. “theoretical/Not yet existential/At 5/In the afternoon” is brilliant–love this.

  2. Thanks Susan. “A los cinco de la tarde” is of course the opening line of Garcia Lorca’s best known poem.

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