Ricardo Frasso Jaramillo

We ran miles through dusk to the lake, then stood a time

by the frame of the water; the grasses mimicked the wind;

you’re not allowed to die before I die, one of us spoke

to the other; our figures faded slowly

from the water’s surface, its rippled insinuation of the world.

Ricardo Frasso Jaramillo is a poet and nonfiction writer. He currently teaches in the English Department of la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and lives in Mexico City.
Originally published:
April 1, 2024


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