and potatoes for breakfast.
Red chile ristras decorate my door,
dry on my roof, and hang from eaves.
They lend open-air vegetable stands
historical grandeur, and gently swing
with an air of festive welcome.
Jimmy Santiago Baca's homepage
Jimmy Santiago Baca at Academy of American Poets
Jimmy Santiago Baca at Poetry Foundation
From an interview in The Progressive :
Q: What influences you the most regarding your poetry?
"I Am Offering This Poem"