“Te regalaré un abismo, dijo ella...” / Roberto Bolaño

“I’ll give you an abyss, she said...”

I’ll give you an abyss, she said,
but so subtly you will only notice it
after many years have passed
and you’re far from Mexico and from me.
You will discover it when you need it most,
and that won’t be
the happy ending,
but it will be an instant of emptiness and joy.
And maybe then you’ll remember me,
though not much.

{ Roberto Bolaño, La Universidad Desconocida, Editorial Anagrama, 2007 }

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