Poems of the Week

To Señor Emilio Flores Márquez

by Dan Campion

“Puerto Rican man confirmed as world’s oldest living male at 112 years old”
USA Today

Emilio Flores Márquez: Cheers!
Your secret? Love. No anger.
(My hope was you would name cold beers,
Mofongo, crispy banger.)

Your loving cup is fine by me.
Mild temper, I can’t boast,
But swear by the Sargasso Sea
I’ll try it. Hence this toast.