A Letter to Juan Felipe Herrera
Dear Juan, (I hope it’s okay to call you that)
I can barely believe it but I have received your letter.
It’s your signature and title: Juan Felipe Herrera
United States Poet Laureate.
Oh, of course I know it’s not really from you.
But this is just to let you know
I sent the donation you asked for
membership in the Academy.
Oh, and one more thing–I heard you read your poems
on National Public Radio.
I loved the way you read
one line in your language, one in mine.
Creo que estoy en amorada.
I think I’m in love.