evasive death – supersonic


Supersonic Death
Nicanor Parra
zooms by at high speed
in the direction of the old folks’ home
without paying any attention to me
as if I were a red-lipped teenager
when death knows full well I’m her fiancé
and all I do these days is yawn

evasive death—indifferent death
you are the biggest flirt of all


La Muerte Supersónica
pasa a toda velocidad
en dirección al Asilo de Ancianos
sin concederme la menor importancia
como si yo fuera un adolescente de labios rojos
a sabiendas que soy su prometido
y que ya no hago otra cosa que bostezar

muerte evasiva – muerte displicente
eres la más coqueta de todas

Photo by Jean Gerber on Unsplash


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