Friday, February 19, 2010

Martin Espada

"Never pretend
to be a unicorn
by sticking a plunger on your head."
— Martin Espada

"A poem is not a pop-tart."
Martin Espada

The Skull Beneath the Skin of the Mango

Espada uses great imagery in this poem when he describes the mangoes. Mangoes are such a delicious fruit, but now thinking about a mango having a skull in it makes me want to pass on future fruit cups. I am ignorant on the pain the American government inflicted on these people, but as with many government plans I am sure the angry in the poem has a valid reason behind it.

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