Wind and Sand

Wind and Sand



the ambiguity

of their face


imperturbable insolence,

amused malice.


what delusions

if not

broken fragments

of undisguised illusions


in a heart of glass?


they scream blasphemies

echoing soundless

through the stifling silence

of timeless sarcophagi


in desert sand


where the wind evokes changes

to purge the body


sickening damnation


where the wind evokes purity

from a motionless wait




until they come undone

in a jar of clay.


Andrea Barbosa
A native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, writer and poet Andrea Barbosa has been as a guest speaker at Houston Writers Guild's conferences, Houston Baptist University's Writers' Conference, Lone Star College's Bayou City Book Festival, and has been a regular guest panelist at Comicpalooza's (Texas' largest pop culture event) Literary Track.

Her short stories have appeared in several anthologies and in the Southern Pacific Review. She currently serves as VP and Press Director for the Houston Writers Guild and Flash Fiction Editor for The Ocotillo Review literary journal.





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