"CODEX OF GLASS" by Raul Garcia

 

fractured

rainbow

vision

inebriated:

 

enumerations of a gaze

beyond the black mirrored

eyes

 

absinthe

of

a frozen star

 

---

 

anonymous

cities

 

to travel

we will have already met:

 

waiting

                      lingers on the streetpath

 

---

 

menagerie of our former faces

serve reflection

forgetfulness exhibited

in the skyline

that oversees sleep

 

rest here

 

until the door frames an escape:

passage

                                 to deserted remembrance

 

--

 

precipitations

slumber through the vacancies that streets map

 footsteps                      drifting

 

--

 

voices in the ruins of silence

salvaged

 

nothing lost, all sequestered to strangers

 

the impenetrable stillness of mannequins:

a witness to everyone

and says nothing

 

--

 

bedrooms transpired through the windowpane

a pulse

eclipsed my body       

 

hidden fingertips: I trembled as I tread in desolation

of your comfort

 

--

 

I am reminded

                   of

       conversations

 

not spoken: evading words immersed in distances

 

the farther the voices utter the familiar they are
to call

 

--

 

our shadows

have crossed daylight

as quiet as statues

they speak

 

the stare

                   reversed

                          to stare itself

--

 

hallucinations replenished

in waves

 

a gaze in meditations

to

elsewhere

 

by the echo of a hurricane

 

--

 

crimson flare

an ellipsis my eyes pursue

 

vapor trails of a glance eluding its distance

 

--

 

false awakenings imprint exposures of a blur

 

revelations

estranged dreams

obscure

 

someone

walking too far for home         too close to sleep

 

--

 

at the anonymous

hour

                          where footsteps

expire

 

                    the circumference of returning

 

--

 

shattered emptiness exhumed:

                       

                    lamplight embalms its scattered  

illumination

 

--

 

eyes unsure

withheld by sunglasses

 

crowd inundations

following the transit lines through the terminal:

 

they have forgotten what I said...       

 

my voice secured in an unusable payphone

the names it carries entombed

 

unnameable

fossils

 

--

                       

daydreams found

in static silhouettes

traversed all that has passed

 

            abandoned longings

                   effaced by departure

 

--

 

night encumbers the tinkering mirrors

of the wine trove

 

nebulous incandescence

subdued refractions

 

the stem

                          of the glass bell

nurturing our dormant voices

 

                                                we sip

                                     in transparency's

refrain