You in another life – Gabriela Marie Milton

I fast for nine mornings. On the tenth I walk barefoot toward the water.

The sea nurses the shore like mothers nurse their new babies.

The smell of beach roses and that of salt and sand.

The breeze plays on my neck and undoes the ribbons of my dress.

A wave washes on my body looking for forever; veins filled with my blood which has no expiration date.

 

I love for nine nights. On the tenth I look for my future in a book that I open by chance.

Prophets, bones buried in the ground, unintelligible words, the pattern of kisses you left on my skin.

Shadows tremble on the silence of the tombs like virgins under the touch of their first lover.

I told you. He who knows me knows the darkness.

I am the ambivalence of form located above and below.

I am you in another life. 

 


 

Gabriela Mare Milton (pen name) is the author of the poetry collection Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings (Vita Brevis, 2020). Under the name Gabriela M, she was awarded Author of the Year at Spillwords Press (2019) and her poetry was featured by Spillwords Press, Vita Brevis, Indian Periodical, Gioielli Rubati Poetry (translated in Italian by Flavio Almerighi), Tuck Magazine, KashmirPen, “Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen,” LiteraryYard, Proletaria, Free Verse Revolution, and other venues. Gabriela was selected “Author of the Month” at Spillwords (April 2019). Her poem “The Breath of Love and Death” was voted “Publication of the Month” at Spillwords (November, 2019). Gabriela’s work was included in the following anthologies: America’s Emerging Poets Southeast Region (Z Publishing House, 2018); Florida’s Best Emerging Poets (Z Publishing House, 2019); and Pain & Renewal (Vita Brevis Press, 2020). She blogs at https://shortprose.blog/
 

“With lush language and lavish imagery, Gabriela M. evokes a fantastic world ripe with emotion.” Christina Schwarz, New York Times Bestselling Author.

Gabriela Marie Milton’s book “transports us on a journey of love as much as it delivers us a thematically diverse set of emotions. This is a superb collection.” Bobbie Peyton, San Francisco Book Review.

34 thoughts on “You in another life – Gabriela Marie Milton

  1. This is such an amazing piece from beginning to end Button. I love every line, the descriptive words are sublime. Transported me right to the ocean, the visuals are stunning.

    “I fast for nine mornings. On the tenth I walk barefoot toward the water.

    The sea nurses the shore like mothers nurse their new babies.

    The smell of beach roses and that of salt and sand.”

    Your work is like an escape from our own realities into something exciting, mysterious and yearning.

    Love (J) honeybun

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