You are imprisoned on my lips,
hooked to my memory you remain,
and like an artist on ones work,
I let dissolve between these pages
the bittersweet sensation you provoke.
Thirteen seconds I think of you every day
while I read, write, and look at the sky,
but with paper and the ink of my pen.
I can transform your sweet memory:
thirteen months, thirteen years, thirteen centuries.
And what better offering
than the promise of perpetuity?
As infinite as the vast universe
and as insatiable as a black hole,
I find myself when I think about you
for thirteen seconds.
Alejandra Rubio is a 20 y/o Graphic Design student who writes and draws in her free time. During these breaks she pours her heart into what she does: It’s the only time when her captive soul — who’s overwhelmed with all the problems that are happening around her — feels truly free.
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