1 / El Nopal
Each spiked bud is a revolution
prickling the flat surface of the moon.
2 / El Diablito
You should never give gifts to the gods
that take you under.
3 / La Mano
After I am stripped down, I conceal nothing.
Someone once unrolled parchment, pointed, said Here.
4 / El Corazon
Tonight, the feast of tears.
5 / El Alacran
It is true, I have seen the venomous
cowering beneath the house-post.