Just reading this powerful piece is itself a "Pilgrimage"...a search for meaning, for significance. This poem has eyes. It sees beyond headlines. It caresses the human face of Truth. It will follow you home.
Called "hippies" by a nation embroiled in war and inter-generational conflict, much of young America took to the road searching for a more compassionate, peaceful, and authentic way of life. Many came to New Mexico. And many stayed. That story shines through brilliantly in "Three-Bucket Bath." The poem brings a smile to my lips and tears to my eyes.
"Home Invasion" is a love poem to the wonders of the city and countryside that stole his heart. Now how can Hollywood compete with that?
Lisa Gill is the author of two books of poetry, Red as a Lotus: Letters to a Dead Trappist (dedicated to Thomas Merton) and Mortar & Pestle (about medicinal herbs). A third book, titled "Caput Nili: How I won the war and lost my taste for oranges" is forthcoming from Burning Books. She is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts at UNM, with a dual concentration in poetry and creative nonfiction.… Continue
Damien Flores hails from right here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was a member of the 2004, 2006, and 2008 ABQ Poetry Slam Teams as well as the '06 &'08 National Champion University of New Mexico Slam Teams.