Before falling asleep
Greedy tongues slowly quiet down
as trading light closes up shop.
All stories of the light melt into the quiet.
In the dark, eyes still open, I meet my shadows
in a permeable place with no inside or out.
Feet explore corners of cold between fresh sheets.
Body stretches, recoils, owns the space.
as the stone, the stream, the fragile birds and greens.
M. Ana Diz was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and now
resides in New York City. Professor of Medieval Spanish
Literature. She is the author of two books and many articles on
literary criticism. Although she has written poetry for many
years, only recently she has started to publish as a poet. Bear
Creek Haiku, Blackwidows Web of Poetry, Ceremony, Chantarelle’s
Notebook, Blind Man’s Rainbow, Hidden Oak, EDGZ, Iodine Poetry
Review, Open Cut, Poetalk, Nomad’s Choir, The Poet’s Art, and
The Poets’ Haven have published or accepted to publish her work.