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Like prayer
__________I come from eternity
Why did I have to leave?
Above all
_________why do I have to go back?
It’s really nice here in the countryside

An incoherent sentence
in this discourse that
_________________ goes on without end
Blurred parenthesis
________________ between all and nothing
Tablet without salvation
__________________     faithful reverse whirlwind

Every day is a sacred return
From the edge of my destiny
only your gaze sustains me
When you avert your eyes
______________________ my journey will begin


For Juan Carlos Pérez Flores

Translated from the Spanish by Jerry Harp

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