NOCTURNAL SUN – Poem by Alicia Minjarez Ramírez / Translated by: Alaric Gutiérrez

Poem by Alicia Minjarez Ramírez
 
 
NOCTURNAL SUN
 
There, where the wind fades away
the sky waves its own branches
retouching icy mornings
in the shades,
blackbirds and pigeons flapping
and disturbing the sky.
I aimlessly wander through.
Every corner evokes
spiral lines of perpetually
ever written sonnets,
unveiled brides
blur the color lines
upon vacant altars.
I become chrysalis
under the chaos of progress.
I extend my hands
and find only emptiness.
Where do these streets lead me to?
I try to jump over my shadow,
gradually move
from green to yellow…
Exorbitant looks
lacking everything
and nothing at all.
In the swinging mist
every step reflected upon
its own reflection,
when the twilight expands
I force myself to take shortcuts
that lead me nowhere.
Broken hearts,
moon’s usurped glow,
yielding ghosts
to the impregnable shine
of window cars.
Stillness moves,
static seconds,
silence declines,
I emigrate with no belongings;
brittle and gloomy spectrum
de-kernelling good-byes.
My mind is on hold,
stars cry about
humidity’s shortage
and eclectic rains,
my voice drowns.
Blink away
the ethereal fire of my eyes.
I release myself from prejudice.
I release myself
from body and soul,
as nocturnal sun
amidst the desert.
 
Translated by: Alaric Gutiérrez

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