Is it possible to remember a distant memory?
I remember your lips, so soft, so red
pressed against my skin.
Tell me, what did my skin feel like?
Was it soft, was it sweet?
I can feel your warm breath upon my neck.
Do you remember what it felt like
to have your face nestled in my neck?
Do I arouse you? I want to.
I want to arouse not only your body
but your heart and soul as well.
And I can imagine your lips
traveling down my neck and
placing gentle kisses
upon my soft, firm breasts.
Can you imagine that?
I can and more…
I can imagine your tongue
caressing my hard nipples and
my breath stops
and I have to stop because suddenly
I feel the pain of a desire that
seems will never be satisfied . . .
. . . but I remember your strong arms
embracing me, and feeling oh so small and tiny.
Tell me did I feel small and fragile to you?
Do not be fooled by my small stature
for I am a surprisingly strong woman.
And I imagine myself
wrapped in your arms
feeling safe and secure on my beautiful island
being lulled to sleep by the singing of the coqui,
the symbol of my people.
And as I listen to the nocturnal melodies
my mind drifts off to a different time, a different world centuries ago.
And I begin to wonder what my great-grandmother
could have felt as she gazed upon the face of the conquistador
of long ago, who would conquer not only her land
but her heart and body as well.
And I wonder what my great-grandfather may have felt
as he gazed upon the Boricua woman,
whose beauty and savage sensuality would cause him to take her country for his own.
Tell me have you any idea
of what that Spaniard from long ago
may have felt as he immersed himself in my tropical world.
And I begin to wonder
if there will be a new story to tell,
of a modern-day conquest,
of a Spaniard who crosses the ocean
to steal the heart of a Boricua woman.
…but how can you steal what is so willfully given?
And now I think that I shall go to sleep
for in my dreams, at least, I can be with you.
And in my dreams I can conquer the memory
that continues to fade with each waking day.