Carlos Pardo

Sedentary

Workers On A Bus
in the original Spanish



I will also want to perpetuate myself here,
in old age: a vertabral

anchor on the shore
in spite of the humdrum
stamp of the sea,

of the landscape’s amputations
of a windmill.

Translated by Curtis Bauer

“Sedentary” is from Echado a perder [Spoiled] (Madrid, Visor, 2007); this English translation appeared in The Dirty Goat #25.

First posted on September 23, 2011 6:34 AM