Guillermo Veloso

(September 25 1962 / New York City)

Drunk One Night in Montreal


I spoke French
Broken as high school
Lost in transit
Sipping along the dark, empty and yet welcoming streets
Not knowing if he was a madman or usher
We teased a life story from the night
French to Spanish to English and back
As if we had just met on a long forgotten shore
The dark houses handed us down past the fading street lights
Names are lost and the film blurred
We shook hands and parted
I stumbled, drunk on the way to someone else’s home
Yet sated on life’s little midnight snack

Submitted: Thursday, November 07, 2013
Edited: Friday, November 08, 2013

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