Tuesday, March 26, 2013

los muertos



Small town of Limones,
we passed it 50 times on the highway it seemed.
Hiding in plain sight.
This cemetary caught my eye.

Los Muertos in spanish means "the dead"...
and yet,
this place bustles with color and seeming energy.
Empty beer bottles,
with a sip for the lost loved one left behind.
Flowers placed in old coffee cans,
 plastic bottles, glass jars.
Notes left behind on weathered paper...
burning candles in the middle of the day.

This place is not where you hide your dead.
It's where you celebrate them.