The Future Tense

. . . Love is always plural. So is death.

Morremo. “WE will die.”

You and I don’t need to hear this to believe,

but knowing that one of us without the other

is a frail shadow fading into dark,

we console ourselves that morremo

borrows the r of “heart” and doubles it.

–excerpt from “The Future Tense” by Donna Pucciani. First published in Istanbul Literary Review.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s