Vacant Blues

By Urayoán Noel Urayoan Noel
I swallow a pill but there is no cure
A city map won’t get me where I want to go
 
Scaling the scaffold,
mindless of the mall,
unaware of driveways
where housewives dodge the wrecking ball,
I crawl outside these vacant blues
 
and into the contours of your eyes

Urayoán Noel, “Vacant Blues” from Kool Logic. Copyright © 2005 by Urayoán Noel. Reprinted by permission of Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe.

Source: Kool Logic (Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe, 2005)

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Poet Urayoán Noel

POET’S REGION U.S., New England

Subjects Love, Social Commentaries

Poetic Terms Free Verse

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Biography

Urayoán Noel is originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico. He earned his BA from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, his MA from Stanford, and his PhD from New York University. He is the author of a number of collections of poetry, including Los días porosos (2012); Hi-Density Politics (2010); Boringkén (2008); Kool Logic/La lógica kool (2005), named one of the Books of 2006 by the Puerto Rican newspaper El nuevo día. The . . .

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SUBJECT Love, Social Commentaries

POET’S REGION U.S., New England

Poetic Terms Free Verse

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