assorted poems

 

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run

 

run

if you mean to escape

the shadows are at your door

if you want to keep seeing the sun

 

run

you are almost out of time

if it falls on you

it's too late

the dawn waits for no one

 

run

and maybe you still can

catch up to the day

but it's getting farther with every breath

 

run

everything is at stake

the shadows are at your heels

the lights are fading away

you miss it, you don't get it back

 

you are given one chance

run now

 

20-12-2018

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New Year

 

the song of life flies

across the world

like a ray of light

like a bird

that brings word

of the future's call

of a new morning that shines

over Uruguay

and illuminates all

under the endless sky

 

12-12-2018

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the city II

 

i walk alone among the silent screams

among the bones

that lie, in pieces, on the cobblestones

i know that they belong

to people who were young here once

they’re gone

their ghosts don’t spare me

their voices follow me

they whisper

you don’t stand a chance

and they’re not wrong


you learn to live with it

surrounded by concrete giants

bursting at the seams

they look upon me with a hundred eyes

filled to the brim with lies

and cries of pity

they dare me

i recognise the call

and yet, they let me go

into the night

they know


this is my city

it doesn’t scare me


under its cold, uncaring

stare, i fare

better than most

better than those who lost

their hearts to the stones

their minds to the ghosts


even though

not completely alive

there’s something

somewhere inside me

that somehow

survives

 

26-10-2018

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on photography

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cold light of day

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a new kind of glory

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my body burns...

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the universe knows me too well...

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