the day that never comes-Gabriela M.

the sea throws fishing nets into the sky

the blood of stars drops on a lonely shore


ships fantasize under the reddish voice of night

fingers of the truth pulsate inside the wombs of underwater weeds

I comb my hair with dreams of roses and of salt

you smoke cigars within the loneliness of banyan parks

and in our island where all Mondays dress in black

our Tuesdays lock the saints in cages built from tentacles of mud

synapses snap

confused, the ships engage in fratricide,

mercenaries, the new gods, turn statues made of marble into dust

on Sundays, intoxicated by the smell of oleanders, we make love

hallucinations separate the blood of stars from sand

and by the sea which throws its fishing nets into the sky

we wait for the true day

the day that never comes


© 2019 Gabriela M.

Gabriela M. is a US university professor and the 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, and KashmirPen. 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).
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.”

15 Comments Add yours

  1. Kindra M. Austin says:

    Reblogged this on Kindra M. Austin and commented:

    Today on HL&M, Gabriela M.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Silent Hour says:

    What a strange kingdom by the sea! I really enjoyed the travel.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. bobcabkings says:

    Reblogged this on cabbagesandkings524 and commented:
    Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen presents the poetry of Gabriela M.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Nitin says:

    Such a fantastic poem G. Full of terrific imagery.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Gabriella,

    Call me a simpleton but like abstract art I find complexities in words a bit out of my realm. Of course, I don’t have to understand to appreciate the weaving intrigacy expressed in your verses. Bravo, job well done!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Reblogged this on Brave & Reckless and commented:

    Beautifully evocative writing from Gabriela M.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. This is stunning Gabriela- thank you for entrusting us with it.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Thank you so much, Christine. I am humbled by your words and delighted to be featured in “Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen.” I am coming back 🙂


  9. Good Lord, Gabriela!!! This blew my mind and heart right out of my body. Stunning. Crazy beautiful. Thank You!!! ❤️❤️❤️


  10. johncoyote says:

    Reblogged this on johncoyote and commented:
    Amazing poetry by a talented writer.


  11. johncoyote says:

    A amazing poem. I did enjoy.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Ashim Kumar Mukhopadhyay. says:

    My reeb of my heart are burning. Wonderfull of a wandars.A passionate love of humanbeings.

    Liked by 1 person

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