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POETRY / Poem Written While Waiting Too Long at a Red Light / Ariel Francisco

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Clusters of crabgrass growing
on the roof an abandoned
corner gas station— I picture
myself in a straw hat, mowing
it without a care in the world.


Ariel Francisco is the author of All My Heroes Are Broke. A poet and translator born in the Bronx to Dominican and Guatemalan parents and raised in Miami, his work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Academy of American Poets, The American Poetry Review, Best New Poets 2016, Gulf Coast, and elsewhere. He lives in East New York.