Los Hermanos

A Fable

By Daniel Olivas
Published on LatinoLA: February 20, 2006

Los Hermanos

In the wake of morning?s love, los hermanos commenced building el pueblo from the ground up.

By noon?s smile, the tight, happy cobblestone streets veined through el pueblo like breathing roots around strong, worthy homes, churches and schools.

By afternoon, la gente, who now bustled through el pueblo, grew restless and vile.

?This pueblo is too perfect,? they said. ?We have no reason to strive!?

So, la gente razed the strong, worthy buildings.

With gory fingers, they dug up each happy cobblestone.

And in evening?s horror, la gente snarled as they buried the weeping hermanos with el pueblo?s bloodstained rubble.

About Daniel Olivas:
Daniel Olivas is the author of four books including, "Devil Talk: Stories" (Bilingual Press, 2004), and is a co-blogger at La Bloga. Visit him online at www.danielolivas.com.

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