Ventana (a conversation with my cousin)

My Tia used to live in Ventana,
a small place on the way to the beach.
Ventana is the Spanish word for window.
We sit here talking about her life,
her dreams, our mothers’ secrets.
Ventana is the Spanish word for window.
Our time and space are limited,
we hold hands, breaking the barrier for a moment.
Ventana is the Spanish word for window.
Eye contact finishes our sentences, brings laughter,
realizing that we might be taking this too seriously.
Ventana is the Spanish word for window,
and eventually you’ll be on the other side again
while I write a poem about your time on mine.

9 Marzo 2017
Katerina Marks 

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4 thoughts on “Ventana (a conversation with my cousin)

  1. I can see the two of you sitting, talking as the world passes by and now that you are both ‘worlds’ apart in a sense, that same world still passes the same window where the two of you shared so much…:)

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