At The Papalote Mall
Right now, at the Papalote Mall,
the lone mamasota in town
wears little black shorts
and a Papalote Writers Colony T-shirt.
If there does exist a parallel universe,
then, legally, a vertical one must exist, too.
The Aztec pyramids rise to the top
to reach the bottom of the sky,
y La Malinche, with a penal implant,
mounts Cortez from behind
to rob the glory from her brothers.
written March 12, 1992