Neruda

          

              (for Naomi) 

Neruda’s head is across town.

It’s in the garden outside

the OAS building. 

I need to go there.

No, I need to find what they

did to the rest of Neruda’s body. 

Where are Neruda’s hands?

Legs? Feet? Did someone believe

Neruda’s poems came only from his head? 

What does one make love with?

Bring me Neruda’s poems!

Ask them to confess.

 

-         E. Ethelbert Miller