“Purity // Pureza” by Stallion Dunquis

Purity // Pureza

Today, a return to purity is in order—
Like children in school, all together,
Asking questions, standing in the hallway…
Graduation ceremony! They mispronounced his name
Embarrassed and annoyed, his face burns
Now the scholar slips and falls in the chapel
Fiery thunder, dark sky, wet leaves…
Attention! Singing along to medieval melodies
Her eyes are always distracting his temper
Fresh air, rough skin, the priest dies
The windows are broken, the grass is wet
They lie together, lovers in ruins
Cut by the glass

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Hoy es apropiado un retorno a la pureza—
Como niños en la escuela, todos juntos,
Haciendo preguntas, de pie en el pasillo…
¡Graduación! Ellos pronunciaron mal su nombre
Avergonzado y molesto, su rostro se quema
Ahora el erudito se resbala y se cae en la capilla
Trueno ardiente, cielo oscuro, hojas mojadas
¡Atención! Cantando melodías medievales
Los ojos de ella siempre distraen su temperamento
Aire fresco, piel áspera, el sacerdote muere
Los vidrieros están en fragmentos, la grama esta húmeda
Se acuestan juntos, amantes en ruinas
Cortado por cristal

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Author photo by Estefanía Martínez

Stallion Dunquis is a poet & modern troubadour based in New York City and Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. His poetry has appeared in The Wire’s Dream Magazine (2018), Porridge Magazine (2017), and Rag Queen Periodical (2017). Stallion was crowned winner of Bowery Poetry Club’s “#mothermovemypen” Poetry Contest in 2017. You can like him on Facebook.

Featured image by Meriç Dağlı

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