Luis Muñoz

The Body Changes

The Body Changes
in the original Spanish

Bags of water.
Wheel axis.
Charged air.

In the end it was true
and the transformation is not stealthy
although it is given in parts:
from cause to consequence,
from content to continent,
from response to question.

Translated by Curtis Bauer

"The Body Changes" is from Cleaning Fish: Collected Poems, 1991-2005 (Visor, 2005); this English translation appeared in The Dirty Goat #25.

First posted on August 19, 2011 6:48 AM