BY JIMMY “JIMBO” RECINOS
When the sun falls
And the shadows take over
Behind rusting bars,
Homes sit humbly,
Heartbeats marked only by snippets of dim blue pulsing.
Outside their peeling adobe,
The wind just trots,
The television blares:
Yet when the night passes
And the sunlight returns,
No matter how loud the television screeches
Of a world falling further apart,
Children still emerge from the adobe to come out and play.
Understanding easily what so many of their elders never will:
How the world is not so doomed,
As the youth breathe a better planet
Through the brilliance of their smiles
And the roaring triumph of their laughter.
Jimmy Recinos is the editor-in-chief of JIMBO TIMES, also known as The L.A. Storyteller.