Círculo de sombras / Francisco Pérez Perdomo

Circle of Shades

Life for me is not
a geometric rigidity,
a formula, a rigorously
accepted custom, a page
succeeding itself day and night
with its infinite and monotonous
no, life is a whirlwind,
a vertigo of the contraries
that are ceaselessly produced, a
contradiction that grows
beyond itself
and flagellates itself
with its enormous whip,
sinks me into the void
and then rescues me
to smelt me again
in my closed circle of shades.

{ Francisco Pérez Perdomo, Círculo de sombras, Caracas: Monte Ávila Editores, 1980 }

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