Poem… virus (english | inglés)


–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… Potency


(translation|modification of Potencia)

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

Love, powerful giant
torrential strike of rivers
compared to death
if cold feelings exist.

Love destroys…
Explosive! Dynamite!
It strikes and runs;
and from a distance, mocks and yells.

Love can be defeated
and buried as dead.
Live, Great Pulse!
Sentiment, please stay!

–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… Book of Spells | page three

by Luis S. González-Acevedo…

Book of Spells

Page Three


Dayton in fright…
The Book of Spells  on-site…


In Woodland Cemetery, the black arts rest.
Spells in a columbarium niche for the dead…

–You can find the poem in Caribbean Poet, by Luis S. González-Acevedo–