Streetside San Antonio

J.C. Talamantez
| poetry


In the afternoons, a girl and a woman together
below a crepe of pecan trees / corniced rises, the city like a box
of mud around them / seething concrete
a fillip for turning / the pleasure of the crowds.


Then you could see more of the sky. / Wind from the west smells of desert
from east, woodlands.


They crush the carapacial rounds / dislodge oily meat bitter with shell.


They have dogs at home / and know to be careful
how not to look, at black garbage bags / left baking in the sun
at the side of the highway.

J.C. Talamantez currently resides in the Midwest while finishing a PhD in philosophy. She has an MFA from Texas State University.

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