Ruby


—Can you hear the alarm bells?
—I think they’re just in your head.
—Hmmm… I don’t feel well.

Except for the first verse
that song could be all mine,
I guess.

I just have this thing with the past.
“Nostfilia”, he said once.
“I will steal the name”, I planned.
But it was “algia” today.
It certainly was.

If you ask me, I don’t like to be chained;
I asfixiate.

I was drowning today,
yesterday,
whenever,
anyway,
I didn’t know where the water came from.

Was it when he asked?
Did somebody asked…?
But what did he say?
(Who the fuck could think that?)

So, did the river flood
and devastate
my mind?

—I am just confused,
I think I said out loud.

I am just confused
about the bright colors in my mind
(RGB, CMYK;
which Pantone is the pain inside?)

Ruby.
I was singing Shallow in my sleep
thinking about a refuge,
a rounded ruby bright red
protector inner circle
of the core.

But I still feel
the panic attack
within myself.
That’s just what it was.

Reloj de arena


Y mi mano sobre mi boca,
buscando la respiración
que colapsa.

Es esa urgencia,
ese tipo de urgencia
impuesta

cuando uno solo
necesita

pensar…

respirar…

temblar…

gritar…


pusiste el reloj de arena
sobre la mesa
y le diste vuelta,
pero es tu mano la que tiembla.

Es
cuando
giras el vaso
que aprisionaba
a las estrellas
y todas escapan
revoloteando
y golpeándonos
en la cara,
o al menos
esas fueron
tus amenazas.

Es el tiempo
que dices
que amaga
con detener la luz
que parpadea.

Es un:
«decídete»,
pero tú
voz tiembla.

Tu voz tiembla
y grita y revolotea
y llora
y parpadea.

Y mi respiración…
escapa y colapsa,
aprisiona y se apaga.