24 pearls around the neck
I laid my body on your bed
Not uttering a word.
I laid my body on your bed
Holding your boundless gaze.
I laid my body on your bed
With an intentional serenity.
I laid my body on your bed
A languid scarified prey.
I laid my body on your bed
I engraved my print on your soul
Awaken to the other.
Author: Maria Antequera, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2009
English translator: Catherine Beeckman
Illustration: Tim Gallo
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