poems by Rena J. Mosteirin

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Monday, November 12, 2007

Regresa a mí

“Unbreak My Heart” is playing in Spanish
at this corner coffee shop in Chicago.
It seems very serious and much more beautiful in Spanish
in the middle of the afternoon
with the other unemployeds, some of whom are writers.
We are all heartbroken. We talk in peculiar ways.
What are you up to, godly daughter?
Did the internet destroy the underground?

And then I spill my extra-large soy chai on my laptop.
Unbreak my heart, soy chai!
I say, Fuck! really loud and everyone looks at me.
What would Toni Braxton do?

2 comments:

Rena J. Mosteirin said...
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Rena J. Mosteirin said...

"Regresa a mí" is the title of the Spanish version of Toni Braxton's "Unbreak My Heart"