When in Mexico

by K.R. Morrison —

When he speaks


Diego murals

summon an altar of lips

she basements inside bruised ears


In her heart’s attic

she listens and collects

fresh thoughts falling, searing

cobwebs off Trotsky red


Love graffiti’s rawboned eyes


irises green dismiss what’s grey

her naked mind imbrued

moon blue, electrified.

K.R. Morrison teaches English Literature and Creative Writing to high school students in San Francisco, CA. Writing for many years, she now reads her work at poetry events in the Bay Area. She’s currently working on a poetry collection entitled, From Her Wrist.