Loneliness-poem published in SOMOS

Published in the Fall 2014 issue of SOMOS, a Latino Literary Magazine at Brown University

my whole life                                                                                                                                        I have wandered through an apple orchard                                                                                   only to watch the apples float away

with every step, another fruit pops off its branch and,                                                           tantalizing, soars off into the distant,                                                                                                 vast sky

bobbing about my person like a kite string trailing from my receding footsteps                                 I can see them, but only if I look behind me                                                                                     the wind: all the time                                                                                                                       too strong against the efforts of men                                                                                     presently, I yank the string against the buffets but those fruits must always                                   be bye passed

my only hope                                                                                                                                       is to catch a seed, and watch it as it springs forth, sprightly;                                                           to nurture my own apple tree                                                                                                           whose apples will not leave me

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