Carmen Giménez Smith

(1971 / New York City)

Carmen Giménez Smith Poems

1. Beasts 6/12/2015
2. Photo of a Girl on a Beach 5/3/2016
3. Only a Shadow 5/3/2016
4. Happy Trigger 5/3/2016
5. Déjà Vu 5/3/2016
6. Decoy Gang War Victim 5/3/2016
7. The Daughter 5/3/2016
8. Bleeding Heart 5/3/2016
9. Default Message 5/3/2016
10. Redaction 5/3/2016
Best Poem of Carmen Giménez Smith

Photo of a Girl on a Beach

Once when I was harmless
and didn't know any better,

a mirror to the front of me
and an ocean behind,

I lay wedged in the middle of daylight,
paper-doll thin, dreaming,

then I vanished. I gave the day a fingerprint,
then forgot.

I sat naked on a towel
on a hot June Monday.

The sun etched the inside of my eyelids,
while a boy dozed at my side.

The smell of all oceans was around us—
steamy salt, shell, and sweat,

but I reached for the distant one.
A tide rose while I slept,

and soon I was alone. Try being
a figure...

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