4. El brasero

4. El brasero. Lotería card
Imagen ® Novedades Montecarlo S.A.
So many thoughts
of home
burst

with the smell
then heat
sight

religiously a crowd
of faithful
revere

the old woman
el comal
cóncavo

la vida en
la calle
roots

not la hoguera
not chimenea
cooking

to 
take away 
the embers with 

the hand of other

braceros took braseros,
died with them-

a new land
as promised legend.

Arms, glowing coals
abrazos and remembrance.