Juan Felipe Herrera

Even the Gun Does Not Want to be a Gun
June 9, 2013 Juan Felipe Herrera

Even the Gun Does Not Want to be a Gun

 

It denies the polish

Its seablood sculpted elegance the weight in blue machine

It ignores its howl if only it could truly sing

If only it knew more than one long word

Of one long dismembered song

Juan Felipe Herrera is a poet, performer, writer, cartoonist, teacher, and activist. Herrera was the 51st United States Poet Laureate from 2015 to 2017.