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A young man from a small farming town, during my first year of college, I wandered out one night to enjoy the sea air, and the city gave me a memory.
You were the lady
Who appeared before me in the night,
When lone I walked upon the beach,
The sea breeze in your raven hair …
Why were you there just out of reach?
These lines of words in rhyme
May not express the time
I spent alone with you … Christi.
Like some abandoned child,
I lingered when you smiled,
And I remember too … Christi.
Returning once or twice,
I knew you would not come again.
The pounding rhythm of the sea
Became a storm inside of me.
When I looked back, where were you then?
I can still see a trace
Of the moon-glow on your face,
The shadow in your eyes … Christi.
You left a light in me,
And still, it lets me see
The ocean in the skies … Christi.
The thing I wanted most that night
Was to embrace and hold you there;
But one does not an angel hold,
Not ever, here or anywhere … Christi.
r. nuñez, 1968