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the breath of love and death

written by: Gabriela M

@shortprose1

 

emotions leave the wombs of souls
inebriation
nakedness of pearls forgotten on the shore
inside the warmth of the unknown
the mystery of you is locked
somebody’s wearing yellow, sign of death
doors close
the ocean’s mortuary room
your hands stretch all the waves toward the North
my ankles stuck in sand

hibiscuses bloom in the bed
delusion
a cat is running outdoors
over the world
the breath of love and death
a verse from you
and then
Pompeian red

Gabriela M

Gabriela M

APRIL 2019 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
Gabriela M. is a US university professor and author of three novels. Her poetry was published by Spillwords Press, STRAWZINE (London), Wolff Poetry Literary Magazine, Vita Brevis, Indian Periodical, Gioielli Rubati Poetry:32 (translated in Italian by Flavio Almerighi), Tuck Magazine, KashmirPen, “Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen,” Literary Yard, Proletaria, and Free Verse Revolution. She was selected “Author of the Month” (April 2019) at Spillwords. Her work was included in the anthology America’s Emerging Poets Southeast Region (Z Publishing House, 2018) and Florida's Best Emerging Poets 2019 (Z Publishing House, August 19, 2019)
Christina Schwarz, the author of the New York Times Bestseller “Drowning Ruth,” on Gabriela’s poetry: “With lush language and lavish imagery, Gabriela M. evokes a fantastic world ripe with emotion.”
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