Song (To my sister, Mariela)
— a poem by Diego López

Something has COVERED its mouth

Voice is familiar
when its song
             All light quivers to no more

                                                        colors are no longer colors

The moon, star, ocean and the idle sun are now ears

A splash                                                 A shot goes off
is a click of the tongue                 a petal has ripped

A cry is heard                                       Cement crumbles
A circle is completed                          an instrument is dragged

Diego F. López is a working writer from Lima, Peru, raised in New Jersey, living in New York City.