Snapshots ( see original )


motionless quiet
in front of the camera
hard smiling

let it seem I'm living 
let it seem I'm dead
camera meat 


(group photo)
all of us together 
for once
all of us together
so we believe
at least for an instant
and then -­‐
a single look 
reveals an absence
I review the image 
stop at a gesture
scared I discover 
the subtle fissure
through which life escapes 


on the borders of dream 
flowers the instant 
frozen into photograph
I restore life
to sovereign space

from “Del otro lado”, Editorial Huerga &Fierro,
Madrid, 2017

Traslated by Jonathan Boulting

Añadir comentario

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *