Gitanos / Roberto Bolaño


Unbearably free, says the voice.
Behind the fenced in landscape, at the curve,
Beside the thicket, precisely in that hole
I had the dream of corpses. Something
Very simple. A pile of cadavers
At dusk. But then one of them
Said: Don’t be scared, I am the book of
The gypsies, I will show you two things
Before going down the line.
Let me summarize it: freedom and poverty
Were a flag. The flag of those who
Fell at the curve.

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

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