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Two times Twenty

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Not a deep feeling did we declare,
nor did we live a great love affair.
Wrong or right,
we only shared a night.

The Melancholy of Love

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Love always dwells in melancholy
but oft-times saddens itself even more
from the fear of a loss caused by folly
and of a heart that the Fates forswore.

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Embalming

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Manolis Aligizakis, Vancouver All night long, sleepless you thought of how to tell the novice embalmer to grant him his final wish to present him with a faint smile and an imperceptible yet

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Emigre

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I held my youth like a knife
sharpened by the sun,
by the smooth sirocco
and I cut myself in two

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Loose ends

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All night long, sleepless
you promised not to cry
to drive to downtown

to the family lawyer
and tie up loose ends

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Methodical

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He kept his dreams
ambitiously hidden in his heart
placing hope in separate
crystalline vase

along with monotony and at
the time of the longest
shadows he walked

First Kiss

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Under the scandalous moonlight

her body shone like
a drenched statue of Aphrodite

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Grieving

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In your mind
all night long sleepless
promised to go, not to cry

arrange flowers
in plastic vase
fill it with water
from cemetery fountain