Construction Literary Magazine

Fall 2020

Mariachis of Garibaldi

Mariachis of Garibaldi

Photograph via Flickr by Héctor Gómez Herrero

Tarnished brass trumpets,
guitarrónes and violins strain

to reconcile. The moon hides
behind a smog-tired sky.

Packs of wolves, sleek black
with silver trim show off

sombreros, suits and such
displays of tenderness!

Young couples embrace
on iron benches,

and old couples,
not speaking, walk away.