Friday, August 29, 2014

Coney Island Kisses

How will you spend the last weekend of summer?

Tonight calls for
walks along the shoreline.
For stardust and sunset.
For foam and footprint.

For Coney kisses,
wishes on waves,
and an ocean gospel
for the serenade.

This whole life
by boardwalk and beach
and now, their distance,
weighing heavily in this chest.

Mama wants some salt tonight.


— Rebeca Lois Lucret


Rebeca Lois Lucret is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn, now residing in the Bronx. Rebeca is a poet and former contributing writer for Blacktino.net. She is an active member of the New York City Latina Writer’s Group and has participated in Lit Crawl Brooklyn as well as performed/read in various NYC Venus including Glitter Pomegranate Performance Series and for the Brooklyn Gypsies. When she isn't writing or nesting in Neruda's pages, you can find her at culturally themed events or working on her memoir, Dandelion Strands.