A Love Letter to Tango

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‘A Love Letter to Tango’

You are the love affair

that disturbs my sleep

and yet renews me:

moving meditation,

silent conversation,

sweet addiction.

I leave my brain

in a brown bag

at the door,


Without it

I can fly.

I close my eyes 

to sleep

in a warm bath

of melodies.

They fill my limbs

with dancing molecules,

back and forth

in conversation.

A trance

encircles the embrace 

to stop time

with moving poetry.

Art by Inma Serrano.

Jessica Wilbert