THE KISS A DAY LIKE TODAY
A day like today, April 22
43 years ago
We said: “Yes, I want “
My beloved and I, in the Christ’ chapel
In the Cathedral of Burgos.
It was a clear day, in the morning
With the typical cold of Burgos
What the locals always say
Coming from the north
But that, for me, without a doubt
It was from the southeast; wind blowing
Between the south and the east.
A “Yes, I want” given, by the way
Accompanied before my father-in-law, her father
And her mother-in-law, my mother; the godparents
Before a family priest
Parish priest in PeĖaranda de Duero
Who was highly commented
Applauded and laughed
Because, as he has to read everything
By mistake he read the paper
From another married couple
Last Sunday in his parish.
She was called Belona SheAss
And he, Hugo of the Ass
What was very funny
When, this officiating priest from PeĖaranda
Announced the betrothal:
-Let's see, Hugoof the Ass:
Do you want Belona SheAss as a wife?
-Let's see Belona SheAss
Do you want Hugo of the Ass as your husband?
Causing a lot of laughter
And an "oh, I'm pissing!"
Among those attending the holy marriage.
After the usual family photos
Made by a good photographer
We went to celebrate
To the Auto Estaciones Restaurant
Of three forks no less
The best of the place back then.
It was one in the afternoon
When we celebrate our kiss
With varied, cold and hot appetizers
Trout to navarre
Roast lamb in its juice
With salad, as it should be
Accompanying it all
With red, white and champagne wines.
Afterwards, wedding cake and ice cream
Coffee, glass and cigar
And to finish
Entertaining the divine link
With a popular orchestra
What it meant for our pocket
Turned inside out
An amount in pesetas of:
69,600 for 116 covers
65 pesetas for a Cubalibre
250 pesetas for extra champagne
4,812 pesetas for cigars and cigars
3,000 pesetas for flowers and centers
Supplied by Flowers Pedro Sagredo
8,000 pesetas for livening up the dance
Which meant an amount of: 85,727 pts.
Leaving us shivering in our pockets
But very well eaten
And a very well done digestion
For being danced and sweated with great joy.
-The boyfriend is a tango dancer!
-Yes, from so much dancing, he drips drops
-Yes, I said to myself:
Champagne, Gin Tonic and Cubatas.
THE END OF THE WORLD LIES INSIDE EARTH
AND INSIDE YOU WO/MEN
Earth surprise us.
The news talking about
“the rapid melting of the snow
causing a landslide on an Alta slope
in northern Norway
taking away the houses that were on it”.
The land submerged them in the sea
as if they were paper boats
floating on the waters.
-This is not climate change
- It is the damage that the human being does
to our mother Earth
that she gives us back
for so much damage suffered daily.
-By the way, Linda says:
only the dog that cared for the complex of houses
was saved with a "Dogtooth violet"
in its mouth
and a pendant note that said:
"The end of the world lies inside Earth
And inside You Wo/Men”.
-I never thought i'd see this Beat-dog
© Daniel de Culla
Daniel de Culla is a writer, poet and photographer. He is a member of the Spanish Writers Association, Earthly Writers International Caucus, Poets of the World, (IA) International Authors, Surrealism Art, and other groups. He is director of the Gallo Tricolor Review and the Robespierre Review. He has participated in many festivals of poetry and of theater in Madrid, Burgos, Berlin, Minden, Hannover and Geneva. He has exhibited in many galleries including Madrid, Burgos, London and Amsterdam. He moves between North Hollywood, Madrid and Burgos; e-mail: email@example.com