I can fly above crowds over landscapes I can flee & I can float I can be… …free One day I told my schoolmates that The memories the sensation were so clear so real Prove it to us, they laughed I was earthbound Many years have passed since that day those times & I have not thought of how I used to flee float fly But today in a moment’s rest I remember my flight & deep in my Being I feel still sometimes I do in my Dreams Suddenly I hear Solomon’s Song sung in Toni’s voice in Milkman’s voice I hear Solomon’s Song clearly so near & again again I, too, want to sing with Solomon & fly freely floating soaring I want…
I drift in blues & greens of tranquil seas & healing dreams In my mind awakening the rainbow blends choosing carefully from the colored pencil box I drift embraced by my future homeland A voice gently speaks No, it is time to leave A new day is yellowing I drift touching the necklaces cascading blue new My hand rests upon them Mine are missing No, here is the one of our Caribbean The other we shall search for There That voice hangs the serpentine of slim midnight beads around my neck Its medallions rest in the valley of my plumpened breasts Come greet this new day I drift between transparent jade & turquoise diving into the sea of a future lover’s arms The other world reaches through the balcony doors towards my curled body Out there the rising sun is yellowing fractured clouds Orange seeps softly washed by the all-night rain Come come Greet this new day All roads will lead there I drift into this body still reddened by the blood pumping through arteries I drift from crimson to pink knowing all roads will lead there into the throbbing muscle of my heart
Text and Art ©2022 Lorraine Caputo
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…poet-translator-travel writer, has works appearing in over 300 journals on six continents and 23 collections of poetry–including the upcoming In the Jaguar Valley (dancing girl press, 2022) and Caribbean Interludes (Origami Poems Project, 2022). Her writing has been nominated for the Best of the Net. She journeys through Latin America, listening to the voices of the pueblos and Earth.