Collection: Dia de Los MuertosMore Like This
Dia de los Muertos
“Day of the Dead” is not the “Latin American Halloween.” On Dia de los Muertos, Mexican families visit the spirits of their dead in the cemeteries where they rest. They bring food and other gifts as part of a happy celebration of departed loved ones. Halloween originated with the fear of the sprits of the dead visiting the living so food was offered as bribery for the spirits to do no harm. It was a scary once–a–year intersection of the world of the living with the world of the dead. Day of the Dead continues to be a celebration as antidote to mourning the passing over of loved ones. It is about the ind
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our story led to the surface of your moth-eaten mattress
with the exposed silver springs,
the ones that pricked me.
Sometimes you'd leave me there by myself,
and I'd feel lost and dislike you all over again,
but I kept my mind, and my unfulfilled heart, busy.
I'd gaze out the bedside window that
I found more interesting than you.
I clearly remember the second-story view of the brick-paved street,
the neighbor's silhouette in her window as she bathed,
the bit of your roof I yearned to perch on, but never did,
and even the overgrown foliage jumble in your jungle of a yard.
I still remember the tree that showed me time.
Its leaves died when I thought we died
in the fall.
When they came back
in the spring,
I came back too.