Chicano Poet

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Of Love-Making On Mars

Isidra had not been
with Rey Urias,

her boyfriend,
in eighteen months,

what with him
being gone on round trips

to earth
sixteen months at a time.

When they did
get together,

they made the most of it,
made love madly

and afterward, conversed…
sometimes it amazed her

how much just plain ordinary
face to face conversation could mean.

But soon, all too soon,
they both accepted the ache

they knew they would succumb to
when they parted again.

Out the portal
they could see

the endless Red Planet,
and sunset just a distant darkness.


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