Face Ink-acrylic on Paper 30 x 22 in 1997

Face
Ink-acrylic on Paper
30 x 22 in
1997

You haunted me
when I first gasped for air.
You saw me grow,
hidden in the shadows.
You waited fifty years
before you showed up
all dressed in ether
one afternoon
when I was distracted
watching the wind.

How many of you were there?
How silent were you all
standing first at the edge
and later on
laying at random
with limbs all coiled?

You can rest now.
I have finally seen you.
Now is my turn to not rest.

Saúl Balagura     March 15, 1997