The Dance

I finally met time it had been approaching or I had been approaching it now we are walking together I get the courage to take it by the hand neither I nor it is leading we are dancing together this one dance that will not last perhaps I will be the one to retreat take a moment to fix my hair take a sip of … Continue reading The Dance


The sunlight strikes my face I take only one moment to prepare my eyes for the forceful entrance of the light where there was darkness The light unsympathetically waits to make its way into my body as it must Silently wailing I slide out Our beginnings like babies we learn we learn languages and landscapes we find a way when the dark approaches our eyes … Continue reading Beginnings


I knew as soon as I saw the glorious morning sun rear its beautiful face from behind the trees that I would not see you Not today The exchange was natural and I accepted it Not gladly I feel the laws of the universe And how much one soul can handle in one day how much light one pair of eyes can absorb and it … Continue reading Sun

The evening walk, the mother and the town

Cover photo by Jora Vaso – Tirana, Albania The evening walk I walk along the street in the city of memory and dreams I hear Taylor Swift from the favorite neighborhood meatball joint I laugh Ridiculous I think I quickly forget as I hear behind me a beautiful older Chinese couple arguing I laugh Immediately I think In one week I leave My mother won’t … Continue reading The evening walk, the mother and the town

Goodbye Summer: Poems by Derek Walcott and Zbigniew Herbert

The bitter end of summer. The sun, predictably leaving us, yet still cruelly, like a lover we’re not yet ready to relinquish. Selfish, narcissistic, too confident we’ll be waiting. Wiser than us. Leaving a fire behind, now only waiting to go out as we struggle to prematurely forget, all too ready to throw our overwhelming feelings to the wind. The sun should have turned them … Continue reading Goodbye Summer: Poems by Derek Walcott and Zbigniew Herbert