This is like looking for a needle in a haystack,
not knowing where to start.
I know you are out there,
somewhere, back homebut,
how to reach you?
I do not know!
I look in the mirror
trying to see you in my reflection
but, I only remember you
as you were before our separation.
I close my eyes and run with you
along the plantain fields,
enjoying the sweet fresh smell of coffee
and of wet meadows
I can see your tanned skin
your hands, which resemble mine
and your wild hair playing with the wind
Then I long for what I lack
by not being with my other half
I would go to see you tomorrow
if only, if only it were that easy!
then I would hold you very tight
so never be apart again.
I would tell you about my life
in this enchanting land
of fairy castles and kingdoms,
full of palaces, bridges and commoners
and You will tell me about yourself
about your dreams and desire
sand together we shall overcome
the sadness of exile
My heart cries every night
while I surrender to sleep.
Your nose is so like mine
that one without the other … cannot breath!
© Barbara L. Lopez Cardona