Poem… virus (english | inglés)

virus

–august 6, 2018–
london, england

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

¡dare! invade my body
as you wager… ¡go ahead!
¡celebrate! ¡believe your folly!
that you can win if i’m left dead.

what you don’t know
is what i know from experience:
after your sickening blow
you’ll weaken in futile resistance.

but even if you win
your joy will be ephemeral
and life much like the wind.
in sum, my body is your coffin
and with my funeral
yours begins.


virus will appear in a future book of poems and stories (release date | July 2020)–



 

Poem… Who Torments with Love?

Who Torments with Love?

(translation|modification of ¿Quién con Amor Atormenta?)

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

Who torments with love?
Who destroys the soul
with a passionate caress?
Pain doesn’t bewilder;
what bewilders produces pain.
Anguish, not of the body, but of the soul.
I sin because I kiss
with a pure conscience.
I do wrong by surrendering.
Who am I?
This “I” is a yearning,
a desire for the slavery
that only love imposes:
Desire to surrender everything
without withholding one single feeling
or caress.
Who torments with love?
I don’t know.
What am I? A pure sinner, a prisoner
who dominates his irrepressible emotion
and represses his indomitable passion.


–You can find the poem in Caribbean Poet, by Luis S. González-Acevedo or the original version in Spanish in Poemas Caribeños, por Luis S. González-Acevedo–


Poem… Body, Possess Me

Body, Possess Me

(translation|modification of Poséeme Cuerpo Mío)

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

Body, possess me.
Possess me sensually.
Like riverbeds possess rivers,
take me in your river’s bed.


–You can find the poem in Caribbean Poet, by Luis S. González-Acevedo or the original version in Spanish in Poemas Caribeños, por Luis S. González-Acevedo–



 

Poem… Possess Me

Possess Me

(translation|modification of Poséeme)

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

I’m yours, Body. Possess me.
What does it mean to be possessed? –you ask.
Perhaps to satisfy your desires? It doesn’t matter.
Enslaved by love, I surrender to your dominion.


–You can find the poem in Caribbean Poet, by Luis S. González-Acevedo or the original version in Spanish in Poemas Caribeños, por Luis S. González-Acevedo–



 

Poem… As I Kiss Your Mouth

As I Kiss Your Mouth

(translation|modification of Al Besar Tu Boca)

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

Over Caribbean sand, I lay your frozen body
so the sun can punish your naked skin.
Over your soul, I lay my expectant body
and your breasts rise as I kiss your mouth.

The seductive surf coats us with its foam.
Running through you,
the sea’s waves spark a frenzy of tremors.
Your breasts rise as I kiss your mouth.

Pressed against warm sand…
The oceanic furor of you floating against my chest…
The pleasure of your waist extended over mine…
Your breasts rising as I kiss your mouth…

Hasten the sway of your waves.
Intensify the brushing against my skin.
Surrender your body in erotic homage.
Celebrate your rising breasts as I kiss your mouth.


–You can find the poem in Caribbean Poet, by Luis S. González-Acevedo or the original version in Spanish in Poemas Caribeños, por Luis S. González-Acevedo–