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Forgotten in The Port of Naples

written by: Gabriela M

@shortprose1

 

this summer
meet me in the Port of Naples
in humid nights inside the Palace of Capodimonte
let’s write again the “Human Comedy”
your love for me
a million of daggers
will cut the arteries of the blue sea
my luscious lips buried in blood and dust from the volcano
erotically settled in your poetry
against the coolness of the walls
your fingers, tracers of old tears
will mold us into a single body of loneliness and lust
sick with jealousy and shocked
a pale Campanian sunrise
whose rays, for centuries, barely can see
will find us walking hand in hand
along the quay…

forgotten in the Port of Naples
the memory of you and me

Gabriela M

Gabriela M

APRIL 2019 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
Gabriela M. is a US university professor and the author of three novels. Her poetry was published by Spillwords Press, STRAW #zine (London), Wolff Poetry Literary Magazine, Vita Brevis Poetry Magazine, Indian Periodical, Gioielli Rubati Poetry:32 (translated in Italian by Flavio Almerighi), Tuck Magazine, KashmirPen, and "Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen." Her poem “come back to me” was included in the anthology America’s Emerging Poets Southeast Region (Z Publishing House, December 13, 2018). She was "Author of the Month at Spillwords Press (April 2019). Gabriela M. blogs at Short Prose.
Christina Schwarz, the author of the New York Times Bestseller “Drowning Ruth,” on Gabriela M’s poetry:
“With lush language and lavish imagery, Gabriela M. evokes a fantastic world ripe with emotion.” - Christina Schwartz
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