amphibian logbook

we still played

with dolls

when names were multiplied

            seventy times seven                 heteronyms                 


            on the same pillow


we carried in our bodies

the sum of all our ancestors                 :

violence                       intimacy

converted into chamber music

            the danger is               

            where end

our arms were therefore a higher                                


than metaphor


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Helena García Mariño
Helena García Mariño, Madrid (Spain), 1990. She studied Law and Political Science and Comparative Literature in Madrid, Spain. She’s graduated in May, 2017, in the MFA in Spanish Creative Writing at the University of Iowa. She´s currently working on her first book of poems, "the tongue in pieces."