Mariano Peyrou

emergency X



saying yes flows
saying no enriches


saying yes adds
saying no multiplies


saying yes caresses
saying no stimulates flight


in the long run in the short
a rope so long it has only one end


he comes everything converges

the parts of the body the verbal
tenses the concepts and the senses


unity never as much
as before the higher joy of accompanying him
and the imaginary possibilities of pain



Translated by Curtis Bauer
“emergency” is from Temperatura voz [Voice Temperature] (Barcelona, Pre-Textos, 2010).


You can read and listen to the poem in the original Spanish here.