Tag Archives: Pain

For You, On This Night, Separated by 8,000 Miles

You asked me: Have you forgotten ? You ask me this my love I reply: Nunca te olvides, jamás Nunca te dejo, jamás Nunca terminará mi amor para ti, jamás Nunca estarás, en mis ojos, menos de una estrella brillante, … Continue reading

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Upside Down, Inverted

Light becomes dark Water neither solid, liquid, nor gas Color gone Taste absent Sight has become blind The rose’s scent decaying flesh Touch means nothing This world – my life – is become inverted, upside down How ? Why ? … Continue reading

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Am I He ?

Reviewing the list of accusations So cruel and abusive I don’t recognize the man against whom these are made. Yet it is me. I am that unrecognizable man. How is it ? How does a life lived duty, service, honor … Continue reading

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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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