Short of Breath

Short of Breath

A Poem by Joshua Carl Cruz
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If this reminds you of Xochimilco you live in the D.F.

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Mexico City
is like
an aggregate 
of manatees, 
overweight 
and struggling 
desperately 
to breathe
as they 
consumate 
sea cows 
on the 
beach.

© 2015 Joshua Carl Cruz



Author's Note

Joshua Carl Cruz
Can we say fuck without remorse here? Because I almost said it. Almost. I almost said fuck here in this poem, fuck, because I almost said fuck.

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Well, you didn´t write the F word in the poem, but you wrote it plenty of times in the Author´s Note :). By the way, great poem. I feel like it has some metaphorical meaning that if struggle a little you just might get it. Maybe, that´s just me - always searching for the subliminal message :)

J

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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hahahahaha...well, f**k imagine the heat and humidity of Miami. Sweltering heat, clothes sticking, air condition reprieves. It's sooo HOT HERE!!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Well, you didn´t write the F word in the poem, but you wrote it plenty of times in the Author´s Note :). By the way, great poem. I feel like it has some metaphorical meaning that if struggle a little you just might get it. Maybe, that´s just me - always searching for the subliminal message :)

J

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like this! you describe Mexico City from a point of view that fascinates me.If you don't mind I may try to describe where i am from in the same manner. Loved it!!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MY mexicano friend said M C . Is total hell on earth. Your words describe your feeling. Its very honest poem. You said what you wanted said. Poem it self have nice work with words .You can feel smoothly flow . I LIKE IT.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Joshua Carl Cruz

2 Years Ago

Mexico City is that s****y girl you know who secretly you enjoy spending time with but whenever you .. read more
Joshua Carl Cruz

2 Years Ago

Thanks for the read. Living here now for two years.
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2 Years Ago

YEP mixed Spanish and native tribe can create so many wild and strange things. If you live there for.. read more

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Joshua Carl Cruz
Joshua Carl Cruz

Mexico City, D.F., Mexico



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I've been working at figuring out what writing means to me. So far, it means just that, writing. A lot of it. more..

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