Dispersed Waltz

beautiful, how the swirls in your iris
were as brilliant as the points
on a South American constellation.

tragic, how the details of your mouth
vanished in a wet orchestra
of raindrops.

you still prowl in the outskirts
of my boundaries,

delicately scratching the urges
quietly rumbling
inside of me.

without you, I’ve gone to places
beyond completion,
and walked into the deepest spaces

of the rain, until all of you


Hugo Quizhpi

About Hugo Quizhpi

Hugo J. Quizhpi was born and raised in New York City. He served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, where he received an AF Achievement Medal for services rendered during 9/11. His poems are inspired by his military experience and his indigenous Ecuadorian roots. He was recently a finalist in a Miami Herald city-wide poetry contest. He lives in Miami, FL.
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