Lisette García


POSTERITY

Used
a yearbook picture
for the funeral.

Had to go
closed casket:
police were brutal.

Hope
the 8x10
atop his coffin

Is how folks
remember him
in future.

For Mama, though,
forgetting will be harder:

Sonny's mug shot
goes on living
at The Herald.

POSTERIDAD

Usamos una foto
de su anuario
en el velorio.

Brutalidad oficial:
Ataúd cerrado.
.

Espero
que el retrato
encima del féretro

Sea como la gente
lo recuerde
en el futuro.

Pero, para Mami,
olvidar será más duro:

La foto policial
perdura
por El Diario.


Fictionista and closet poet Lisette García mends her own costumes and rides the bus to and from shows while she awaits her Chariot to Fame.  Order her spoken-word album, "CUENTOS LIBRES: no place like home," via ligarcia@yahoo.com.

"Posterity/Posteridad" copyright © 2002 by Lisette García.