Originally published in Willow Springs 84
From the author
Notes on “Lullaby”
When my siblings and I were little, my mother would sing to us the songs of her childhood, before we fell asleep. It was as if she was willing Mexico into our dreams.
Music, Food, Booze, Tattoos, Kittens, etc..
About Maia Elsner
I grew up between Oxford and Mexico City, with stints in France and Italy. I began writing poetry while studying migration, race and incarceration in Massachusetts in 2017. Recent work has appeared in The Missouri Review, The Ekphrastic Review, Colorado Review and Periphery.
‘Goldfinch’, The Missouri Review: https://www.
‘Siqueiros “Birth of Fascism” and Rivera’s “The Arrival of Cortes”, The Ekphrastic Review: http://www.ekphrastic.
‘Threshold to Coyoacan Plaza, Mexico City’, The Ekphrastic Review: http://www.ekphrastic.
‘Lucrece’, Colorado Review: https://muse.jhu.edu/
‘Michelangelo’s “The Awakened Slave”, 1520’ and ‘Leonardo da Vinci “The Adoration of the Magi”, 1481’, Periphery:https://