Curtis Bauer

emergency XII

emergencia XII

in the original Spanish

we go
horizontal stair between tomorrow and today
convergence never as much


he lights candles and unfolds his sails


let there be wind let there be
effects of the wind let there be
fear of the effects of wind


he fills them he smothers them


we go
his music is in dance
the cradle is asleep
death is not the same
the stationary years over the word always
dejection recovery at each step

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