El sedentario / José Antonio Ramos Sucre

The Sedentary One

     In the amber morning, the straggling bat returns to the sacrilegious tower of Faust. The reprobate bird of Moses arrives from gathering in the dungeons the threnody of the proselytizers of evil. It invades the chamber through the window faithful to the desert moon and infuses a sudden dread in the image of a man, portent of mechanical art.

     Faust dominates the stupor and directs a fistful of dirt at the flying depravity, using the means of geomancy. He conjectures the loss of his soul in eternity when he recognizes the scattering of the dust on the table cloth.

El cielo de esmalte (1929)

{ José Antonio Ramos Sucre, Obra completa, Caracas: Biblioteca Ayacucho, 1989 }

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