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Revista Tango Romania

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

POEM: The Alien

What on earth is happening on this planet?
What on earth is happening?
What on earth?
On earth?
What is happening on earth?
I used to love this lush blue planet.
It used to be my favorite vacation spot in the galaxy.
And look at it now, recklessly overconsumed.
All their treasures are gone.
Oh, dear God, if I had the privilege to live on this precious planet,
I wouldn’t take it for granted the way these silly earthlings do.
They obnoxiously think they will have it forever, what a delusion.
I would give up an arm and a leg to be its citizen,
Too bad they don’t acknowledge aliens.
And apparently, they don’t know the difference between male and female anymore.
How on earth do they reproduce, if they don’t know who’s male, who’s female?
Or should I say, how do they reproduce on earth?
They will implode themselves into extinction.
Where is that galaxy atlas of mine,
Time to find another blue retreat.


From my book of poetry Despair and Hope (2024), page 17.

Wednesday, July 03, 2024

POEM: The Café in Paris

There was this time in Paris on Champs-Elysées,
You and I were sipping coffee at a corner café,
It was a bright morning,
We had an astonishing view of the Arc de Triomphe.
You looked into my eyes and said,
I love you,
And I looked into your eyes and said,
I love you too.


From my book of poetry Despair and Hope (2024), page 100.

Monday, July 01, 2024

POEM: Despair and Hope

I thought there couldn’t be anything worse than a global pandemic,
Yet we find ourselves on the edge of destruction again.
We live in a hopeless world,
But I still choose to nurture hope.
We need hope.
We must hold on to hope.
Hope is all we’ve got.
I trust humanity will overcome the despair.
I trust we will see better days.
I trust we will see hope.


From my poetry collection Despair and Hope (2024), page 81.