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"Mes de los Muertos"

Pitch-Black Darkness

By Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal

Pitch-Black Darkness

Pitch-black darkness,
welcome home.
The stone covers
the exits
and the entrances.

Death says nothing
at the door.
Its bony hand
and knuckles
scratches and knocks.

I lose myself
here without
light, and hope has
not found cracks
in the window.

I go down to
the basement
darker than night.
Here I find
nowhere and me.

Article © Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal. All rights reserved.
Published on 2021-11-15
Image(s) are public domain.
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