la rebelión consiste en mirar una rosa

hasta pulverizarse los ojos


Alejandra Pizarnik








“Y estamos marchando todavía en las calles

Con pequeñas victorias y grandes fracasos

Pero hay alegría y hay esperanza

Y hay un lugar para ti”

Joan Báez





MRI scan by Dinapiera Di Donato










Sometimes she takes her chair
to the Mnemosyne River´s shore
and delivers music

howling´s

She opens the lid
and the genie jumps into the water
Flaming June’s calendar girl
in between columns at Frick’s house

for the summer
a shrill piercing patience
when it wakes
with a loudspeaker
applauding over the land
that the oleander drinks

the Bolivarian achievements
being shouted
lowered
native land’s noises
the cherubs from
inflatable orchestras
rescue’s virtuosos
the only beauties
during a crying spell

she explodes with fury
hiding within her flask

patiently rubbing it



©Dinapiera Di Donato



From the non edited book PICOTAZOS EN EL CÒRTEX/ PECKING IN TE CORTEX


Translation from Spanish by Manuel A. Lòpez