Summer 2011

Table of Contents - Vol. VII, No. 2

Poetry    Fiction    Translations     Reviews

Emeniano Acain Somoza, Jr.


Somewhere My Ideal Poet

Somewhere               a traveler                 gets lost          in a 
                                Somewhere               an abandoned path                    surrenders 
              to  thistles                   and thickets.
   Somewhere              a dandelion                breaks into           a million            
                         sad wishes.
                 Somewhere               words         float in a cup       of cold                
Somewhere                a vein                          explodes                     in the eye 
                           of a tired artist.
          Somewhere                 my ideal poet              eats           
his last                    piece.


This much I know, how a river
behaves around hard objects – one sees it
in the way it flows –its malleability

with rocks, their quiet resolve around the bend
& weeping willows that live on the nutrients of a kiss.

Figures of speech, like human touch, vary
according to intensity & reach

What I mean is we all can touch
but, the heart is either out for a walk

Or a dip in a bone-dry river.



© Emeniano Acain Somoza, Jr.

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