Friday, September 29, 2017

another year

What becomes of that song that meant
something about another city a few years ago
the first time living with devils and
on the twelve story building?

c-hustle got me
out of that tower and onto
the energy of women-spirits
nurturing-me in the northern lands

I lived the crossroads
with a craigslist-roll-of-the-dice and
an amber-family came together
called a-place-a-home

in imagined and non-imagined kisses
blue lights revealed what I was
night weaving me into an always-remember

a point-transition
with ripples-to-waves

another year

Monday, August 14, 2017

Among faces-faceless-smiles-and-go-fuck-yourselves


I cannot forget the strong handshake I gave them
as I left them rootless at the coffee shop near that park

and among drowned memories neglected that I carry
grasshopper-reminders in the hotness-night

my body-oven wrapped in emptiness

says nothing as it is left without attention and unable to give it

my mind is a fan

it gets lost in the boom-disorder of that body lying

in the anxiety to return to the trapeze

where the future came sleepwalker
among faces-faceless-smiles-and-go-fuck-yourselves 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Entre caras-descaradas-sonrisas-mentadas-de-madre...

No olvido el sacudón de mano que le di
al dejarle así sin raíces en aquel cafe cerca del parque

y otras ahogadas memorias descuidadas que cargo
grillos-recuerdos en las noches calurosas

mi cuerpo-calenton envuelto en vacío
no dice nada al quedar descuidado y sin poder cuidar

mi mente-abanico
se pierde en el boom-trastorno de aquel cadaver tendido

en la ansiedad de volver al trapecio
donde el futuro se dejo venir sonámbulo 
entre caras-descaradas-sonrisas-mentadas-de-madre









Wednesday, July 26, 2017

What you embrace...


To you I am
the waves 
I do not know

to you I am
in the cracks
picking the margins

to you I am
returning
strong, inside

to you I am 
the waves
in the cracks
returning

to you I am
I do not know 
picking the margins
strong, inside


Monday, April 3, 2017

After these signs... How do you continue reading a book?

Estoy otra vez

I am again

an act of payment to the hours

the plight must be local?
or beyond these
lines of the land

una vez más
arde y pasan-horas

y pronto traerán las pistolas
para hacernos recuerdos-amados

but for now aquí cerca
una imagen de la virgen
y cuatro libros colgados

y que bueno que ya
se fue la lluvia

pero no el letrero
que dice
rompeme-el-corazon

con este pain to
miss an illusion
for a week-minutes
and sometimes days

thinking it was him or him-or-him

but not in the blue-irvine
nor floridian-spanish

nor lover-of-dogs
nor i-just-barely-met you!’s

too many friends and
no-new-friends and
why-so-lazy-on-a-Monday?

Juan Gabriel
sounds about right-right-now

when I trace the backwards labyrinth
called you-know-love

and how it was
widely embraced
loving-learning

by those who taught me
the making

Monday, March 6, 2017

Wet-cat-in-the-rain

Sounds like it’s gonna rain machines
just when this felt home...
continued to be winter-a-crying-gray.


How could I
change that life?


Now somewhere around here
I’m biting into the awful...
I’ve been meaning to tell you...


there is this piano inside my head that
plays to semi-memories of
an old lover and with room for more.


Was I escaping this much?


Something within me
whistles imagining itself-mermaid,


but I said goodbye
near many moons and sunsets.


It all stayed behind
and I kept going-going,


climbing and crossing
to decipher the long-ago-song;


the message beneath the message,


wet-cat-in-the-rain.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Quiero saber de ti... / I want to know more about you...

Quiero saber de ti
eso pense por la mañana


y al caminar por la calle
entre mil ojos
me acordaba de los tuyos


los que conocí de noche
y me llevaron a ti


quiero que sepas
me da cometer errores
y con lo difícil de mi
otras manos sedientas se quedan


como aquel asombro del tiempo
me ayudas entre estas tierras


y evitó la nube gris
con esa nueva magia


entregaré todo
eludiré otros corazones


palmaré con riesgo

____________________


I want to know more about you
I thought that in the morning

and walking down the street
among a thousand eyes
I remembered yours

the ones I met at night
and took me to you

I want you to know
I make mistakes
and with the difficulty of me
other thirsty hands stay

like that wonder of time
you help me among these lands

I avoid the gray cloud
with this new magic

I will deliver everything
I will bypass other hearts

palmar with risk