vignettes&vendettas

poetry and poets

Monday, April 04, 2005

cracking

Samuel Akiva Pui-Ying Huang Skeist

paper piƱata
donkey or sheep
born and painted
dressed in bright colors
to be bought
broken
and spill sugared innards
the skin will crack
under blind bludgeoning
the children can see
you are nothing
but a shell