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Luis Gil de la Puente
Palencia-Spain
Sunday, March 20, 2011

Dido

You ask me what happened all this time.

You arrive.
The eyes I loved so much
have an exotic shine.

You smile magic.
Your steps know the dust
of so many paths...

What happened to you?

Failure is an art you ignore.
I learnt it sip by sip.

How many evenings
did I walk the same streets,
without you,
with uncertain rain......?

Not everybody knows
how to find the door
which takes you far,
love and risk,
to green pastures
and shiny streets.

You said life is a liquor
you have to drink fast.

I still see you leaving....

There is a higher pleasure,
deny life,
walk shady shortcuts,
disdain love,
smile in the absence,
hold the vacuum
and keep going
to that point
which links
light
and darkness.

Version of a poem by José Luis García Martín
Luis Gil de la Puente
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