Luis Muñoz

The Body Changes


Hot water bottles.
Wheel axles.
Stuffy air.


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



Translated by Curtis Bauer
“The Body Changes” is from Cleaning Fish: Collected Poems (Visor, 2005); this English translation appeared in The Dirty Goat #25.


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