When the meteorite fell

by Mireya Perez Bustillo

The lonely mountain birthed the clear laguna
whose icy depths housed the dragon god
who let the Muiscas know his warm desire
moving them to dazzle the Andean peaks
firing tunjos de oro
the glittering dust of El Dorado


Mireya Perez Bustillo: Mireya’s poems invoke a powerful array of spirits. Her poetry appears in Caribbean Review, IRP Voices, Anthology of Colombian Women Poets, among others.