Teodora is a bilingual writer. She is the author of two books, a poetry volume and a collection of short stories.
There you are, in a garden that I used to know
sleeping like a statue carved from a rib of time
which was once a body pulsating with alluring aliveness...
musk coating your temples in a vain attempt to mask your white hairs
blades of grass growing from the soles of your feet
- tiny extensions of your desire to find your roots
do you remember?
I kiss your silent lips
they taste like tree bark and butterfly wings.
I place my head on your chest (I barely find it under all that ivy)
and take in the forgotten beauty of your breath.
My beloved, when have you dozed off?
Or perhaps I am the one sleeping
in a garden that you used to know.