TRES Y MEDIA HALF PAST THREE
- BIBLIOTECA NACIONAL - THE NATIONAL LIBRARY
Anabel Torrestrans. Brian Cole
Ante la ventana de mi oficina Outside the window of my office
un enano a dwarf
se quita la camisa. takes off his shirt.
La sacude, vuelve a ponérsela, He shakes it, puts it on again
atraviesa la veintiséis. and crosses 26th. Street.
Siento que Colombia entera I feel that the whole of Colombia
se desnuda is stripping
ante mis ojos before my eyes
sucia y sola dirty and alone
desfila. the parade passes.
Yo rodeado de papeles blancos Surrounded by white paper,
saco I sharpen
cuidadosamente with the greatest care
la punta a mis lápices, the points of my pencils.

Copyright © Anabel Torres & Editorial Universidad de Antioquia 1992; trans. copyright © Brian Cole 2001


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