- Oxum of Chimayo
Oxum of Chimayo is a poet.
her sandy-mouth healing song a flight of birds over a chapel’s wooden cross.
her bracelet-thin arroyos trace the penitents’ pilgrim steps.
her yellow autumn. her winter’s dry chill.
bright candlelight her blessing. small room of her excavated, bottomless heart.
Rachel E. Harding, a native of Atlanta, is a Latin American historian, writer and arts consultant living in Denver, Colorado. Her work has appeared previously in Callaloo as well as in other literary magazines and in anthologies.