My Daughter La Chola Near Sonnet

Farid Matuk

call to me the one among your names
that opens beneath you intimate
as your next thought cymballing on the shore

arranging all those grains of sand
mica in the mosaic of the bank's portico
all your lived and storied coordinates
that you are young

that you are blank
in the air in the cluster of antennae
the remaining Barton men make of themselves riding back
the yellow fire hills of California

slip between understandings name
the single ridge of bell bronze that tins the wind out

FARID MATUK is the author of This Isa Nice Neighborhood (Letter Machine). His poems have appeared most recently in Third Coast, Mandorla, Critical Quarterly (UK), and online at Esque and He lives in Dallas with the poet Susan Briante.