Shackles

This cage was unbreakable. This one’s inescapable. No matter how hard one tries, he couldn’t let himself out.   He cried and screamed and was never heard. A smile always covered his sorrows. He was surrounded by water yet cannot quench his thirst.   His eyes watered but lips never said a word.   How…

Stranded Cinderella

Originally posted in Spanish on our site Letras & Poesía I have strolled all those streets where you hugged me, looking in the corners for that joy I now think lost. I have walked through Madrid, asking around in the bars. I have poked around in the benches, in case I found us talking, and I…