You are not alone / Poem by Santiago Ali

Poem by Santiago Ali


You are not alone

You are not alone
in the city of stone
walking along the waveline
the turbulent waters of life
have been incising its proud saga
all through the tortured light
of years
trampled colours of bruised summers
where masquerading
cup-bearers snatch
the grace of thirst from lips
so sacred to chant
a holy mantra
of love…….

You are not alone
with you I cry rivers of red wine
among smashed goblets
cups turning upside down
mourning over beams of light lent to us so briefly………

An exile from Eden I am
an intoxicated rebel shining in
the passion of blood
on tyrant swords
You are not alone
my love
I am incensing
in your redolence
defying the darkest length of night
a venomous serpent holding
its tail in his mouth…..

If life is just another confused enigma of day
and night is to be counted
on the fingers of one who invents gods
to suit his needs at the end of twelve moons
and death is to be entombed underground at the hands
of an undertaker….

I am knocking at the door
of the casket where life
has hidden
its precious ornaments
jewels of fragrant seasons wrapped in the gold foil
of old wisdom……

A Sagittarius is now carrying
a bow of rainbow
to pierce through the belly
of this sorcessory accursed night
A gladiator I am
fighting for freedom from
a mischevious labyrinth
of heaven and hell
and not to entertain unholy hierarchy……..

You are not alone
in this moonlit night
while time is trembling
in the spaces between
our marble limbs………..

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