“How sad it was to say goodbye

when we were more in love than never”



Poor you who kissed me in the dark

of the bar where I learned how to hate you

how to smash my voice against the guitars

of the musical trio that enlivens the cantina

or unenlivens

because that bar is solely visited by us

pirates with no home / no nights

navigating the life

writing poetry on the bricks


where you watched me put

a diez pesos coin in the jukebox

and play our song three times

just for you to suffer it



Author: Erika Said Izaguirre

Erika Said Izaguirre is a Mexican poet, narrator and researcher, born and raised in Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She’s the author of the book “iPoems”, a conceptual piece of literature exploring the book as an object and topics of the feminine postmodernity. She attended University of Chihuahua where she earned a degree in Spanish Literature, right now she’s a candidate for the Master of Arts in Spanish by the University of Texas, San Antonio. She is an ambassador in Texas for the movement Women Poets International. She received the First Place in the Bi-national Literary Contest Letras en el Estuario 2011 by University of Texas, Brownsville. Her area of study is Mexican contemporary literature and culture. She has been adopted by Texas and has lived in El Paso, McAllen and San Antonio.


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