Alicia Minjarez Ramírez – Mexico
Naked and lurking tenderness at the riverbank,
a kiss clinging on as a vine
climbing through the sap of my branches.
I spy on the night in your thistles,
adjacent meridians in the nectar of your Nile.
Of all your summers emanate and disappear
crepuscular fragments, frosts decorate the melodic chant of orioles and blackbirds.
I invent you and lose you in the zephyr choleric notes, the sublime
lightness makes silence thunder up.
Dissolving my dawns in the hustle of
memory, fire against the light of the stranger and nubile torso of your body. You rain and crumble over my fragrant touch,
blast that exalts the sound of the stones building up my roads, long gone and desolated landscapes,
blooming today behind your own steps.