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                A Hot Poetry Night in San Antonio
                                        For Eddie Vega

the sound of South Texas
is the taste of hot sauce in his words,
sizzling fajitas bell peppered with passion
in every syllable conjuring up the women
from his past, my apologies to this poet
whose words I don’t recall but it’s
the hot music of love traveling at
the speed of language that transported me
to San Antonio not the plane I took out
of New York City….
the air was thick with language that night
we sat outside overlooking the river and
spooned chili spiced Mexican rice
out of words I breathed in, taking me back
to another hot June night, in love and for
the first time, eating with every sense I had

Linda Lerner