empire of grief






 

the garden mashed with

crystal beads              my sister

shed when she wanted to

cry                   I sip my coffee slow

as a lake of ink where words

dive and dilute in silence

 

my skin -these cracked eggshell-

voices the morning                we turned into

the thirst of all we

never became together

 

truth is pain that amuses

the gentleness of this kind-of lonely
 


Elidio La Torre Lagares



Elidio La Torre Lagares earned his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Texas-El Paso. His work has appeared in Revista Centro Journal (City University of New York), Azahares (University of Arkansas-Fort Smith), Sargasso (University of Puerto Rico), The Acentos Review, Nagari, Malpa√≠s Review, Ariel Chart and The American Poetry Journal. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize, he currently teaches literature and creative writing in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Puerto Rico. In 2018, he was selected University Press of Kentucky New Voices in Poetry award winner for his book «Wonderful Wasteland

Comments

Popular Posts