Empujado por una fuerza invisible / Francisco Pérez Perdomo

Pushed by an invisible force

Pushed by an invisible force
he traversed the hours of the night.
He moved with agitated steps.
He went back and forth
restlessly parting the branches.
With the needle he sought at the foot of the tree
what the tree with human roots
refused to reveal to him.
He was escorted by a black dog.
In the clandestinity of the shadows
an owl screamed and appeared.
A cold wind was blowing.
He looked to the east.
Until the break of day
he turned and turned in his closed circle.

{ Francisco Pérez Perdomo, Los ritos secretos, Caracas: Monte Ávila Editores, 1988 }

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