James Banks, class of '10, is an International Ag. Development major with additional interests in music, poetry, and ideas in general. He appears on the Sickspits stage every month he can as Last Man Standing (see MySpace page). Here is a poem of his, in both Spanish and English:


Tenia una cuy, pero nunca un perro
Perros saltan en su pierna, ladran y
Se van y
Faltan atencion

A cuyes les gustan comida y dormir
Y la mia me parece feliz con su jaula,
Con su detencion

Ella asentia, y sobre todo,
Yo asentia

Un amor que podia contener


I used to have a guinea pig, I've never had a dog
Dogs jump up and bark and
Run away and
Want attention

Guinea pigs like food and sleep
And mine seemed fine with her
Cage's detention

She agreed with it, and above all
I agreed with it,

A love I could contain