Joseito Mateo

We drank jugo de chinola from large glasses,
your argumentative nature made tolerable
by breeze cleansed by untamed palm trees
dotted across the capital.

Joseito Mateo was from the country
and he seemed like a cool guy.
He sometimes wore a straw hat when he performed
a merengue dance in which he occasionally threw
in a spin.

These are the things I think about when you argue with me
and I can't help it. I'm an asshole and Joseito seemed so happy.

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