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More Poems by Pat Mora

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In The Blood by Pat Mora

The brown-eyed child

and the white-haired grandfather

dance in the silent afternoon.

They snap their fingers

to a rhythm only those

who love can hear.


Teenagers by Pat Mora

 One day they disappear

into their rooms.

Doors and lips shut

and we become strangers

in our own home.

I pace the hall, hear whispers,

A code I knew but can’t remember

Mouthed by mouths I taught to speak.

Years later the door opens.

I see faces I once held,

Open as sunflowers in my hands. I see

Familiar skin now stretched on long bodies

That move past me


Almost like pearls

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