Souvenir oils
render Parisian scenes

A wide boulevard
is trod by giants

City landmarks
look strangely out of joint,

too big or tiny
to reside as shown

Shops right and left
with unmatched dimensions

and random shadows
as if from two suns

Souvenir oils
painted by many hands

Brought home in checked bags
then proudly displayed


Luis Lázaro Tijerina was born in Salina, Kansas. Mr. Tijerina has a Master of Art degree in history, concentration being military history and diplomacy. He is a published author of military theory, short stories, essays and poetry. Mr. Tijerina resides in Vermont.

Phil Huffy is a reformed lawyer whose hobby of songwriting and performing convinced him to stay home and try something else. He is from Rochester, NY.