There is no one around.
No one betting the life over a dream,
no one over there at the races, chasing tails,
and no one at the dock watching the ships sail
while the sun drowns in the horizon.
No one around is looking at you leaving
today, and waiting for a comeback.
Standing beside the tombs, insane,
still, and finally grabbing one last piece of sanity
from the silence of my bones.
Now, there is no one here, only the trees over,
the earth all around, and my words,
waiting for the next presence of life.
And this life is someone else's, is
insanity's nearness when everyone answers,
all the voices at the same time,
everybody's truth crushing yours,
all the love, and the hatred, a lightning and a thunder,
voices speaking, voices asking,
all the words that you must hear.
Walk toward my grave, and around, and over,
and if you dare lay down with me, let me
embrace the tender of your skin.
Now, nobody but you and me, for a moment,
before I return to dust and memories,
and before you go back to your future.
Go back to it, before you lose your legs, or all
your will or, even worse, before you decide to stay.
There are no more apples for you, I don’t own
your past, only my memories, like you own yours.
Our words might be alike but their meaning lies
inside, deep, within each throat, unspoken,
unspeakable and unreachable.
Choke on my words, I will drown in yours,
the tip of my fingers scraping from below,
reaching for your flowery hands.
Now, I possess myself, you have your breath of life,
make my silence your home, for a brief moment,
dig until you graze my fleshless name.
Call it, if nobody answers it’s me, answering
from everybody's mouths, with all the voices.
To hear my words you only need to sit quiet over me.
It’s lonely, it’s tomorrow as you haven’t yet imagined it,
prepare for me, repent if you want, it’s indifferent,
I’ll be answering you anyway, I’m already
loving the world empty of us.
I still want so much more of you, to rob you,
**** your every last strength, until you see
with my eyes, amazed by the beauty.
Can this be the truth? This is the land I promise,
the only promised land a defeated god can dream of,
and can give as a wedding gift.
It’s my world, ordinary. Yours is much luminous,
and brighter, once you open your eyes,
and break through the nightmare, and go out
to find that everybody is waiting, living like you,
good times rolling, high above the trash,
getting together at the races, and at the dock
to see the ships, and the sun emerging triumphant.
One night you dreamt, it was a bad one,
only that, about a grave, silent words calling,
and the sound of hands digging up, reaching for you.
Believe in it, in the dream, but also in you,
as I’ve believed in me, and for a moment,
almost scraped the surface of heaven.