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- i am afraid of the dark
it consumes me.
your love still lingers in here
and doors hold it captive
when you left
you left that piece of you behind
for me to always remember ———————————————————
- Poema #30 ("Barrio Amón")
- Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
- this is us.
greedy, they call us
on all the nights we sit hunched in the dark like question marks curved against each other,
pouring our souls through our eyes in hopes that the universe will see,
in hopes that someone will answer.
greedy they say when i worship at your altar- i fear the heavens might strike you down
out of jealousy of those hands
that were never meant for the burdens that they hold so gracefully,
gentle as they hold my body calm when it is breaking at the seams in the storm and
gentle as they trace down my vertebrae in hopes of erasing the question marks from my existence.
and all i wanted to do was fold you up inside the safe hollows of myself but ive always reached for more than i could have and so,
i spend my nights curled like a comma around all the spaces in my soul i saved for the things i could never have
and it is here i hide your memories that burn through my blood, half drunk desire.
all those nights we spent coaxing the dark from each other,
when the world goes to sleep and the righteous pray feverishly for salvation, appealing to any higher power that may exist
darling, you’re still the only name on my lips.
- Giacomo Leopardi, Canti.