Issue 11: Winter 2017

 

 
 

 

The Winter 2017 issue of Mangrove Journal is an online-only edition. Print books of select Spring issues are available on the University of Miami Coral Gables campus for a suggested donation of $5-$10 to the Creative Writing Program. Please contact mangrovejournal@gmail.com for more information.

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Moon

I can see that she's not looking
As I turn my head to smile a sigh,
A drowsy moon who, sleeping, slips 
Behind a greedy hill. Scarcely breathing, 
I tear through grass and dirt
To reach the other side
Praying that when next we meet
She'll gaze as eagerly as I.

What chance have I to win her favor?
She who even suns offend,
Piercing clouds with lurid rays
To catch a solitary glimpse.
Suns who daily suicide
In the blackest waters.
If only I could know her voice
That she may lull me back to sleep,
That I may taste her lips and break
The day's eternal dreamless stare.
Like those suns, I tread the lonely sea
To chase across the earth my moon
Into the trenches of the deeps
Where tired men, in peace, may drown. 


Hiram Aparicio

Hiram Aparicio is a graduate student at the University of Miami working on an MA 
in Liberal Studies. He earned a BA in English, also from UM. His concentration as an 
undergrad was on creative writing with a focus on poetry. Hiram double minored in 
Philosophy and Anthropology. He has been mastering the art of lucid dreaming for 
several years now. He studies alchemy and often engages in random acts of wizardry.