Ernesto Pérez Zúñiga (b. 1971, Madrid) is a Spanish poet and author. His books of poetry—Calles para un pez luna, Cuadernos del hábito oscuro, Siete caminos para Beatriz, and Lance—are all part of his anthology Escalas (2023). As a novelist, he has published the trilogy Santo diablo, No cantaremos en tierra de extraños, and Escarcha. The recipient of several literary awards in Spain, his works have been translated into several languages.
Photo by h heyerlein / UnsplashField at Night
On a night without you I descend into hell
streetlamps become enemies
Solitary I walk the salt mines
my footprints are salt
measuring fate salt
like the f…