Sunday Poem

Look Not to Memories

wear your colors
like a present person
today is
here & now

let the innocent past
in dignity:
broken wing
wilted lily

don’t look back
the goodbook
lest you become
a pillar of salt

…and I’m a fool
for not discarding
my worn-out
bags of guilt

by Angela de Hoyos
from After Atzlan, Latino Poets of the Nineties
publisher David R. Godine, Boston