Tag Archives: Pain

A Note of Forgiveness to a Young Friend

Awakening after a night of lovemaking two lovers – one younger and one older – look at one another. He, staring into her deep blue eyes, drowning She, seeing the forest in the brown of his eyes Theirs had been … Continue reading

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What Crime ?

What crime did I commit ? Did I abuse as some Nazi butcher ? Did I throw young pregnant women, patriots, from helicopters in Argentina ? Did I break the fingers, before killing him, of Victor Jara ? Did I … Continue reading

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One Day, I Will Tell You: It’s Shame

One day, I don’t know when, I will say all of this to you. Maybe it will be the day you decide again I’m loved. Or perhaps just one future day But it will be one day. One day I … Continue reading

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I’m Noman, I’ve Noname

Cast off, discarded on the side of a hill once redolent with forest, flowers, life Now barren grey-black a slag heap teetering, near-sliding into the river remnant below I, too, am a slag heap cast off, used and discarded Balancing, … Continue reading

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I Am Cassandra

In the distance Joyous shouts and screams Children at play. Yet no smile crosses my lips, hearing this I am Cassandra I can see I know Yet what I know is unbelieved. Once I warned family, leaders This horse is … Continue reading

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How Much

Like the fish in her water It’s normal, second nature Like the eagle Held aloft on the strong arms of the wind Like our sister honey bee and her flowers Like the majestic oak and her leaves Like the stars … Continue reading

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What Can I Say ?

What is left to say to you, mi amor ? How might I resuscitate that heart – your heart – the one I wish to make mine ? I know your fear: What will be said ? Who will reject … Continue reading

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