“Wind of the Sea” – by Kameron Cole
inspired by Canción de Granada y el mar, por Pablo Antonio Cuadra
if you see a beggar in your dreams,
carrying a tin lantern, it is me.
in the wind of the lake,
I long for the wind of the sea.
the hand is concealed, the lantern seems
to float, at the sleeve’s cuff.
as though there were no hand, had been torn off,
trying to cling to the sea.
to this sea, which now occupies my mind, night
and day. the conversation has become intimate
in a way that is not really joyous, but intense.
the hold your gaze has upon me, I almost long for you
to speak, to break
the intensity of our silent intimacy.
there. I meant to kiss you again, but
your most sustained whispering,
reminds me of the sadness I feel
when you go out, seem to go away.
and when you come back,
you have changed.