Jacqueline Jules — Aquí

Poetry

Aquí

Estoy aquí
I am here

in the space
between a word
and its translation.

Between concept
and comprehension

where I accept
realities resisted before

and see the same meaning
in two strings of letters,
no longer separate
but melded into one
like the tilde over the ñ.

Mañana
Tomorrow

todo
everything

podría cambiar
could change.

The only truth
within a word
and its translation.

Estoy aquí
I am here

hoy
today.


Jacqueline Jules

Jacqueline Jules is the author of three chapbooks, Field Trip to the Museum, (Finishing Line Press), Stronger Than Cleopatra (ELJ Publications), and Itzhak Perlman’s Broken String (Winner, Helen Kay Chapbook Prize 2016, Evening Street Press). Her work has appeared in over 100 publications.

More of her work:

Bermuda, Sinking City Lit Mag

Illusions, River River Journal

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