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“There is not enough time in a day for self-care” I said, in a recent Instagram message thread.

“There really isn’t,” she answered. K and I had been talking, from my lockdown to hers, about everything within the nothing.

I was having a beer because I need to tune out, and tune in. IPA’s always taste great–a little sweet, a little bitter; refreshing enough when served cold on hot tropical days to make you pause and set everything aside. …


A friend and I sat down at a bar one day and looked at a pile of new/old Polaroids. They might mean something, to someone, if you change the random order and tell a story. Look at these shots. “We could, we should,” we said, “write little snippets for each of them and string together [new] narratives.”

We should have started, we never did. We mostly talk on the phone, ever since I moved to Guatemala. On certain visits, I gave him, M, a slice of my time, for our regular talks at our usual spot, on the same table. …


COQUETA

I

tus huellas juegan con el contorno

de la maseta con tierra fértil

que mis lágrimas humedecen

pocas son las veces

que entras y penetras

II

comenzaré un catálogo

una bitácora que almacene

cada cimiento de esta aventura

en junio conociste mis lunares

y me pediste mi lengua

cuando apreté tu mano

III

todo el océano estaba

en ese primer beso

salado y húmedo

el calor de el salvador guardado

adentro, ni señas

de tanta distancia

silencio con silencio

IV

tenía diez años de no hacerlo

no así, no en la acera

deliberadamente entregada

a mis manos en tu falda, tu…

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