Radio San Miguel

It’s Thursday morning. Javier
Solis croons in my ear, “Sombras
Nadamás entre tu vida y la mía…”

I stretch, yawn, reach for a gulp
Of water from the glass on the
Nightstand. Lying back again,
I start planning my third day in
San Miguel de Allende.

A raspy voice interrupts the
Music flow to announce recent
Deaths and funeral arrangements
For local residents. The man
Offers heartfelt condolences.

Next comes the job announcements
Mostly manual labor:
Construction, roofing, gardening.
An ad for an English teacher to
Instruct kindergartners.

Before the DJ returns to playing
Music, he reads a romantic
Request, “Elderly gentleman from
Florida but residing in SMA seeks
Mexican woman. Must be sweet,
Honest and between the ages of
35 and 40. Present birth certificate
Upon meeting”.

Ah, San Miguel! There is something
For everyone.

Julieta Corpus.


Author: Julieta Corpus

Julieta Corpus has been writing since the age of eleven. She graduated from UTPA with a Bachelors Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. She’s been an elementary school teacher for the past eleven years, but has never stopped writing. She’s been published by UTPA”s Gallery Magazine, Tendiendo Puentes, a poetic anthology, Mesqite Review, STCC’s Interstice and Tierra Firme , and in the September 2009 issue of the Mcallen Monitor’s Festiva, Writers Edition. She also organizes poetry readings and is an active member and participant of the Rio Grande Valley Poetry Festival and the San Benito Writers forum. Julieta blames her penchant for the dramatic in her poetry to a life long addiction to Mexican soap operas. And she is a regular contributor to Writers of the Rio Grande


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