¿Por qué dices que nada resplandece? / Antonia Palacios

Why do you say nothing shines?

Why do you say nothing shines? Don’t you see a burning daydream in the twilight? Don’t look at the dark. Uncover your face and let the intense brightness wash over you. I know very well the only thing that reaches us from the dead is shadow and life is barely a wait for light. Stay crouched in the final glow. Maybe the night will guard a secret clarity.

{ Antonia Palacios, Ese oscuro animal del sueño, Caracas: Monte Ávila Editores, 1991 }

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