Caridad, Two Stanzas to Allure and One to You
Within the bush's shadows
at the dissipating dusk
a panther waits, eyes
gathering fading precious light.
As late fowls ponder moist delicacies
of two symmetrical glimmering insects
deep within the bush's breathing cavity.
And you Caridad, standing there
with open eyes and pupils expanded
like a lover in a frenzied embrace,
looking at me as if I were the only
one in the world ...