Albino Carrillo is an Associate Professor of Poetry and Creative Writing in the English Department of the University of Dayton. His one book is IN THE CITY OF SMOKING MIRRORS, published by the University of Arizona Press. Over the past 21 years, his work has appeared in national literary journals such as The Americas Review, Puerto Del Sol, The Antioch Review, Blue Mesa Review, and Columbia.
Where will all the music go if you bomb us?
Do the fashion magazines lie?
I hate to be serious, North Korea.
But there are stations playing all night here
and sometimes the disc jockeys spin
old dreams of love
almost no one knows, awkward frequencies
announcing us to the stars.