On Poetry and Culture Shock

A cold poem for a lovely summer day

Snowflakes on your eyelashes.
Precious, wet diamonds.
Not at all like tears.

Copos de nieve en tus ojos.
Diamantes húmedos,
En nada se parecen a lágrimas.

Excusatio non petita, inculpatio manifesta is Latin for “Unasked apology, evident self-accusation”. I have a few poems or stories that are ironic because they work on that principle: if you need to say you are not in love, hey, I never asked you. I'm too deep inside this one to judge if I was successful, but the intention here was to show that the speaker is trying to ignore the pain of the person with snowy eyes.

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