Rio de Janeiro
These faces lost are found again –
everywhere a reminder of
the disappeared / the unaccomplished /
the thread stretched / out of the door
and into a sultry night / a southern route
Your face – which becomes
the neighbourhood’s face / the city’s
infrastructure / the moment when / you turned
remembered your smile –
this face is silent.
This face is rain and drought.
It fades into memory knots
that unravel between
August and December. We are
reminded one moment / again before
colour turns to / sepia
and new loves are / consummated / on a dwindling pile of ashes.