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Ray Gonzalez work at Cerise Press

November 1, 2009

Read new work by Ray Gonzalez at Cerise Press, an international online journal of literature, arts, and culture. Retrieval and Six Rising Prose Poems are published in the Fall / Winter 2009-10 issue. Check it out.

An Apache chief stares into the camera three days before he is killed. Your empty palm rises in the air, the door creaking, your aging body asking for elegance. This opening is forgotten when light descends to cut the frame for the door — the invention of churches forgiven after the door is closed. If you get there, your fingers trace the postcard of the Apache taped on your mirror, a surge of sparrows ascending in patterns impossible to read…

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