I. If you want to buy my wares…
In the gallery, Desperation and Need are not for sale,
neither is Night’s Mist,
but you can buy What Makes Love
the crescent of her body in the clutch of need,
the drenched mop of her body
cutting the red flame with its shadows,
these small photos you can buy.
II. What Makes Love Fade?
Money or Lack, Noise or Silence,
I answer expertly.
I am a scientist, dissecting
this heart like a greasy frog,
handlings its limp tubes
with my metal fingers.
III. Estas son las mañanitas…
You said my heart hopped
like a rana and sang me a frog song,
rubbing your fingers on me,
fingers that you think are crooked.
Sana, sana, heal, heal,
you sang, if not today, mañana,
rubbing your hands on me,
hands too small to hide a strawberry.
Despierta, mi bien, despierta,
I want to touch you
while you are wide awake
with my dirty mouth.
Love & Relationships
a short quotation or saying at the beginning of a book or chapter, intended to suggest its theme
a comparison between two unrelated things through a shared characteristic
a comparison between two unlike things using the words “like” or “as”