Drunk As Drunk

Translated from the Spanish by Christopher Logue

Drunk as drunk on turpentine
From your open kisses,
Your wet body wedged
Between my wet body and the strake
Of our boat that is made of flowers,
Feasted, we guide it - our fingers
Like tallows adorned with yellow metal -
Over the sky's hot rim,
The day's last breath in our sails.

Pinned by the sun between solstice
And equinox, drowsy and tangled together
We drifted for months and woke
With the bitter taste of land on our lips,
Eyelids all sticky, and we longed for lime
And the sound of a rope
Lowering a bucket down its well. Then,
We came by night to the Fortunate Isles,
And lay like fish
Under the net of our kisses.

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Comments (4)

my destination is not very far............ aim in life, vision to achieve. seeing the destination not far, but very near everyday........ a great and fine attitude... love this poem. tony
Drive slowly! ! Safety first! Thanks for sharing.
This is a philosophical poem nicely executed. Body is car and soul is driver. Life's journey is too short. Death is our destination. We should smoothly and properly drive our cars without hurry. Deeply envisioned. Thank u dear Akham for sharing this beautiful poem with us.10
Akham, such a splendid write👍👍👍