Jesse Castro was one of the founding co-coordinators of National Poetry Month in San Antonio. A visual artist, poet, activist, Castro's Outdoor Poetry at Earth House Studio in Cibolo have been on display all National Poetry Month. His poem "Mouse House" was selected for VIA's Poetry on the Move 2012.
Stretching Your Soul
On your sixth Easter, you dreamt
you were a small brown sparrow
flying through an open window
of the house that your grew up in.
Afraid to look in mirrors, you
recognized your shadow upon the
wall waiting patiently for your
The moon was in your eyes;
devouring your voice, you
could not speak; but merely
looked back towards the west,
where a vagabond sun settled
among buildings huddled together
for the night. Their dreams
filled with the fading light,
an ocean within.
You stepped outside your skin.
A diamond shining in the dark;
their dark, not yours.
— Jesse Castro
To see a calendar of National Poetry Month events in San Antonio, go to npmsa2012.com.
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