Fernando Smith

Artist

Poet

Performer

 

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Lynn 132 O666P48 Mazzaron view April 09 (2) Mazzaron Murcia April 2009 Portugal April-May 2013 120

The Balcony

 

Your belly coated in honey

my desire improved by the sun

having now revealed the gunpowder

words of passion

 

And still you were absent

 

As golden as you cared to be

arousing compliments again

like secrets pouring from a man

broken on the wheel

 

And still you were absent

 

I waited for you too long

succumbing to cowardice

lifting the scabs of history

to free myself

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And still you were absent

 

Like a mariner disassembling

his compass

I came to you without eyes

or anticipation

not caring if it was an arrival

or return

 

And still you were absent

 

I found you

on the blood red balconies of Cadiz

blooming in spring

succulent as a melting pear

 

and you advancing

with lilies in your hair

crowning a smile

that was not worn for me

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