The Poems of KXV13
My alter-ego is Kirisuto Ex-Voto, a tongue in cheek bastardization of my real name.
A puzzle, a poke, a chiste…..besides poetry I have an obsession with Art and am on a
new journey of living it and breathing it…..every single day for the time I have left.
The Mexican religious Ex-Voto resonates with the New World I inhabit.
13 is my lucky/unlucky number.
An ex–voto is a votive offering to a saint or to a divinity. It is given in fulfillment of a vow
(hence the Latin term, short for ex voto suscepto, “from the vow made”) or in gratitude or devotion.
Prayer to St. Expedite: “Protégeme de los males que me acechan y aleja de mí a aquellos que solo desean mi perdición. Hoy te pido me concedas la gracia de … (decir el pedido) y me comprometo a difundir tu nombre y tu capacidad de escucha. En nombre de Jesús … Amén.” [“Protect me from the troubles that obstruct my path and from those whose only desire is my undoing. Today I ask that you grant me (name your wish) and I will dedicate myself to glorifying your name and telling others of your power to answer prayers. In Jesus’ name ….”]