by Mario J. Torres

Courageously escaping from undeserved ominous punishment

Fleeing from cruel doom and unfair ignominy

Attempting to request for a share of paradise

dances my piece of wood,

which opened a little hole on the cursed wall,

on mountains of forbidden and furious water that whip me

as if sacrifice so far were not enough

as if allied to my enemy

as if wanting to take revenge for being daring

and as others in its grave to bury

But I deny and try

even though the yellow sun

is not this time by my side

Even though Iím thirsty as if the water were dry

Even though in brave challenge

I question my faith and path

For the stubbornness of octopuses

with one eye but thousands arms

I chose sea and left my dear ones

looking for a saving land.

Raft by Mario J. Torres

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