Cloud Covered Smiles

by Samuel De Lemos

My pensive face
darkened by the sun
like a Bedouin’s mocha
colored dates.
My nose is stately,
Inquisitional,
Sephardic.
My lips are neither
swollen or thin
but sandwiched
in-between.
My eyes are as
dark as sun drenched
Raisins, slanted by my
many cloud covered
smiles.

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