waltz-Gabriela M.

I waltz into an empty ballroom
yesterday the ghost of Maja haunted Goya in the streets
hungry demons haunted you
effervescence, the molecules of those who’ll never be,
a door gets slammed
a key gets turned
the breath of earth is choked
initiation
my hair gets caught deep in the coldness of the stars
my fingers trace a rainbow in the inky sky
I buried our wedding bands
inside the mist of that which never is
I snow on you white flowers from the one forbidden tree
I jump like a wild lynx
I look for prey
you make pianos sneeze old rhapsodies
stop
it is too late to understand
who’s me


© 2019 Gabriela M.
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 Newspaper, “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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10 Comments Add yours

  1. bobcabkings says:

    Reblogged this on cabbagesandkings524 and commented:
    Gabriela M. – Dancing

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  2. simplywendi says:

    “my hair gets caught deep in the coldness of the stars”……….wow, what an amazing line!

    Liked by 1 person

      1. simplywendi says:

        always my pleasure to stop by and read your beautiful writings

        Liked by 2 people

      2. Very grateful for your kindness

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