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The Latin Deli: An Ars Poetica - Poetry Series Summary & Analysis

Judith Ortiz Cofer
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Poetry Series Summary

Vida

The young woman loves the old man poet, Gabriel, whose house is at the top of the mountain. She climbs to see him at night, holds his fragile body and thinks to herself that soon she will gather flowers for his grave. For now, however, she is content to be mi vada, his life.

Paciencia

Paciencia, the oldest woman in the village, gums the flesh from figs and walks the night like a ghost straightening things and settling the dust kicked up from the young people. She has outlived everybody and every law and bends closer and closer as she tends to the graves of those she has loved.

Old Women

Women's lives are etched on their faces for the world to interpret, but there are also fragments that the world doesn't see. Hidden under their beds are photo albums...

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