Beautiful chaos of me

Beautiful chaos of me

Cristina King Miranda

beautiful chaos of me, drinking mezcal on an empty heart
waking up to my Lola-doggie dry humping
ripping myself to pieces in the visible darkness,
never-ending Chavela Vargas nights
dancing with myself in my own warp speed Mexican telenovela world
hitting the fundillo of cannabis oil-bathed nights

beautiful chaos
misunderstood not underloved
duchess of her asphalt volcano jungle
beautiful chaos
lounging in her lemon world
lemony scents tinged with ginger, oak, cinnamon, and salt
chaotically beautiful
try to wrap your lips around her
she will pierce through your soul
nobody’s princess, capitana of her stormy seas, Besmara at the helm

living the present moment in the past
holding steady to something that didn’t last
because the past is past
and now, it’s beautiful chaos
deep in her lemon-tinted days and nights
wrapped in her own cosmic freedom flags

truth doesn’t come to the faithful, nor to the righteous
abracadabra, 123, Lucifer in the night
sometimes love is not enough for Undine’s magical water powers
to wash me free of ocean eyes and pirate smiles

Mexico City, August 24, 2021


Cristina King Miranda. Born in Madrid, raised in Washington D.C., Cristina divides her time between Mexico, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico. A Fulbright García Robles scholar, cultural matchmaker, promoter and curator of performing arts and music, she has curated and developed numerous large-scale cultural events, including the Monterrey World Cultures Forum, the Bicentenary Celebration of the Independence of Mexico and several editions of the Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead parade in Mexico City. Cristina holds a BA in International Affairs and Latin American Politics from Brown University and is currently co-founder and co-director of AJOLOTE Travel and Boutique Cultural Tours. Her passion is singing and songwriting.

Posted: October 12, 2021 at 8:12 pm

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