Requiem for a Gothic Dream
by Luis S. González-Acevedo
Within the deepest confines
of my mind, you plumed
and branded gothic signs
that bled me, leaving me entombed.
You left a requiem for a dream:
my arms groping in the mist
of a pallid phantom’s scheme
whose kiss I did not dare resist.
Puzzling fiction of my mind’s ideals:
inexistent figment of my horrid fears
that behind a mournful reality conceals
you as your medieval image disappears.
Requiem for a dream of hallucinating lust
is a requiem for a dream that turns my love to dust.
–You can find the original poem in Caribbean Poet, by Luis S. González-Acevedo or a translated|modified version in Spanish in Poemas Caribeños, por Luis S. González-Acevedo–