Sugar skulls are placed by tombstones,
along with bouquets and photos.
They can also be found by the river
And sometimes floating in it.
Sugar skulls are seen being tossed
over walls, in the canals or even hung on
thin branches of mesquite trees.
These sweet offerings are found
in several places so the departed
can know they are not yet forgotten.
Diana Elizondo was born in Laredo Texas and spent most of her life in McAllen Texas. She earned her Master's degree in English at University of Texas Pan-American and M.F.A. degree in Creative Writing at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Diana's poems have been published in literary journals and anthologies. Her first book, Smoked Blood and Lavender has been published in early 2017.
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