The Organ Forest

On the fifth day of dengue the fever dropped

On the eighth day I itched till I cried

On the twelfth day I rested in the Organ Forest.

I took the bus north a while to Teresopolis

Past the pools

Past the mannequins in the plaza

Love and chocolate

Love and chocolate and love

I stayed here.

Had a seat

Took a dip

Chilled out.

We’re in the Organ Forest

It’s quiet here.

Green.

No mosquitos.

Walk slow

Walk here

Look up

Cross over

See God.