Eloisa Amezcua: Two Poems

Eloisa Amezcua: Two Poems

BOBBY v VALORIE

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I HAVEN’T MASTURBATED IN FIVE DAYS FOR FEAR OF CRYING

                        after Tadeusz Dąbrowski

 

Forgive me but I’m not an astronomer

We’re two stars in space

Imagine we’re getting dimmer or brighter whichever means that we’re moving further apart

My star-self doesn’t know how to stop moving

You’re becoming harder & harder to see with my star eyes

I don’t know how to pull you closer

My star-self wanders looking for you with my star heart

You get sucked into a different universe’s atmosphere

Do universes have atmospheres or is that just planets

My ignorance annoys me

I yell & yell your name with my star voice hoping that in this time-space continuum you’ll hear me

Do stars have voices

Is there sound in space

 


  Eloisa Amezcua  is an Arizona native. Her debut collection,  From the Inside Quietly , is the inaugural winner of the Shelterbelt Poetry Prize selected by Ada Limón. A MacDowell fellow, she is the author of three chapbooks and founder/editor-in-chief of  The Shallow Ends: A Journal of Poetry . Her poems and translations are published or forthcoming in  Poetry Magazine ,  Kenyon Review ,  Gulf Coast , and others.

Eloisa Amezcua is an Arizona native. Her debut collection, From the Inside Quietly, is the inaugural winner of the Shelterbelt Poetry Prize selected by Ada Limón. A MacDowell fellow, she is the author of three chapbooks and founder/editor-in-chief of The Shallow Ends: A Journal of Poetry. Her poems and translations are published or forthcoming in Poetry Magazine, Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, and others.

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