by Idea Vilariño

Es otra

acaso es otra

la que va recobrando

su pelo su vestido su manera

la que ahora retoma

su vertical su peso

y después de sesiones lujuriosas y tiernas

se sale por la puerta entera y pura

y no busca saber

no necesita

y no quiere saber

nada de nadie.



by Idea Vilariño

There is another

perhaps there is another

the one going to recover

her hair her clothes her manners

the one that now measures again

her height her weight

and after sessions luxurious and tender

she goes out the door whole and pure

and does not seek to know

does not need or want to know

anything about anyone.

translated from Spanish by Jesse Lee Kercheval