by Carlos E. Mijares Poyer

Red clouds hover
I sit still waiting and rising
For the possible arrival
Of the American Dream.

I am not…
Yet I too dream of heaven in pearl revelry
Where I express my most advanced
Supercilious doubts and vernacular truths.

The wind turmoils my city in the
Southern hemisphere like a maelstrom
Of dilapidated sociology
Stick men saunter in my nightmares
Awakened the angst of yesteryear
And the waiting eyes of a child.

The brawny miner of dreams
Awaited and subtle like teardrops
In the cool central western worlds
Of our own ways
Yes, I wait, believe the motion
How to remember.

IMAGE: “Red Clouds” by Gary Gay. Prints available at


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Prof. Carlos E. Mijares Poyer, born in 1966, is a Venezuelan-American author, journalist, poet, educator, translator, and marketer trained in the United States of America in schools and colleges in english and American literature and marketing. He has participated in various literary workshops at Guilford College, NC, U.S.A., where he studied, and in the Caribbean being selected among thirty participants out of ten thousand writers to participate in the Onelio Jorge Cardoso writing workshop in Havana, Cuba. Editor of the Piper literature and arts magazine at Guilford College, and literary journalist for the Ultimas Noticias Daily newspaper in its Cultural Suplement in Caracas, Venezuela, publishing philosophy, poetry, film essays, bio essays, feature articles, and short story. He is also a literary, commercial, and technical translator. A great admirer of the writings of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Hunter S. Thompson, William S. Burroughs, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and British and American literature, Prof. Mijares Poyer is also an alumni of Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America, where he was star football player and honorable-mention lacrosse all-American, later to play at Guilford College.