By Laura Hamblin
Oxygen gives no breath In the air Of overripe bananas And a temple concealed With sprawling vines. It makes the message Of a descendantless culture Difficult to interpret. You will not learn it From the one-time valley child Now suckling tequila, Nor from those With proper degrees Picking endlessly At the records. One must be still. The answer Is in the cry of the Macaw And the sound of lichen Pulverizing rock. Laura Hamblin Palenque: archaeological site of an ancient Mayan metropolis located near Chiapas, Mexico.