Nude #10 For
You are lost in this great trial.
Your aim is that the word be in you. Your voice is a shrieking crustacean in an ocean blind with ghosts, which is only that dark space. There, nothing can be seen. There, nothing can be felt. There to survive you must grind your teeth. Your worth in me is the wordand you are lost in this great trial. Desnudo #10 Para Mí MíEstás perdido en este gran reto. Tu meta es que la palabra esté en ti. Tu voz es un cetáceo que grita en un océano ciego de fantasmas que sólo es ese espacio oscuro. Allí nada se ve. Allí nada se palpa. Allí se sobrevive si logras masticar. Tu meta en mí es la palabray estás perdido en este gran reto.
Copyright © 2019 by Joan Manuel Corcino Font
Translated by Lauren Shapiro
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Reproduced by Poetry Daily with permission.
Lauren Shapiro is the author of Easy Math (Sarabande, 2013), which was the winner of the Kathryn A. Morton Prize and the Debut-litzer Prize for Poetry, as well as Arena (forthcoming in 2020 from the CSU Poetry Center). With Kevin González, she co-edited The New Census: An Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry (Rescue Press, 2013). She is an assistant professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University.
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