Cuando caiga el gobierno / Martha Kornblith

When the government collapses

When the government collapses
I will be habitually alone.
Since I will have postponed
the errands
—as always—
from taking so much time
to imagine you,
my pantry will be
and I will wander without
a grain of bread,
or relatives, or neighbors
or painkillers, alone.
I will be a woman in a
country at war
who thinks of you

{ Martha Kornblith, Sesión de endodoncia, Caracas: Grupo Editorial Eclepsidra, 1997 }

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