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Musa suburbana

Agustín Lucas
Translated by Jesse Lee Kercheval


 

Musa suburbana

Barrios sin nombre, o nomenclatura de escarcha,
pacto vecino,
trato conmigo,
de seguir.
De fondo siluetas de volquetas destrozadas,
transpira la escarcha,
siluetas abiertas de par en par,
musa suburbana,
siluetas de volquetas domesticadas.

 

Barrio with No Name

Neighborhoods without name, or frozen out of any official directory,
only a pact among neighbors,
a deal with me,
to continue.
In the background, silhouettes of wrecked dumpsters
sweat frost,
silhouettes open wide,
muse of the barrio,
silhouettes of domesticated dumpsters.