Cinco de Mayo
by Bradd Howard
Today we celebrate Mexican independence
(my heart's not in it)
I must first find my own independence before
I can celebrate anyone else's.
releasing you over tamales and tequilla.
Crying into my cerveza.
Maybe by the 4th of July I can light my own fireworks
and POP into any celebration
but today victory eludes me
like that one piece of lint you can't get off your shirt.
Author's Note: I know a day late... but better late than never.
Posted on 05/06/2005
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