Thursday, January 11, 2018

Dreaming of Rainy Barcelona


"Estoy aquí, dije, con los perros románticos 
y aquí me voy a quedar."
Roberto Bolaño


The sun has disappeared 
down his carafe of daily forgetfulness
and I wander
like a vagrant in a lost myth.

Barcelona,
that womb of boundless freedom,
embraces me whole

like an ancient oath.

The dreamer becomes the dream
in the music of her unrepeatable geometry
as strings of pearls leap from the skies

rain drops,
the unfinished verses of poets.

Rapture descending,
each drop a revolution,

the beginning of a childhood.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Curiosity of Strangers

An evening
talking to a morning,
adrift between the tenses.

Words ferried across silences
by the curiosity of the other.

The library of memory
ajar
to knowing, unknowing
and all the trifles in between.

Vulnerable mazes and bitter seas
from the restricted sections of adulthood.

Pointless passages no one ever read
in the storied clay of childhood.

Delirious earth and symmetric roses
from the periodicals of dreams.

Each dusty page a discovery
in the echoing intimacy of chance.

Now and then, a loud chuckle.
The sound of the universe
indulging itself.