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Carlos Quieto a Lucila Quieto

by Robert Ressler '10

carlos quieto a lucila quieto

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Carlos Quieto
a Lucila Quieto 

 

me llamas con su boca,

el nombre del pasado que intentaron ahogar.

una fotografía sola no puede suspirar,

pero su pecho reverbera

con el tango de tu corazón.

llevas su imagen

porque no se puede abrazar una memoria.

tomaron su cuerpo pero sus ojos no.

no se puede secuestrar el océano.

Carlos Quieto
To Lucila Quieto 

 

you call me with his mouth,

the name of the past that they tried to drown.

A picture alone cannot whisper,

but his chest reverberates

with the tango of your heart.

you carry his image

because one cannot hug a memory.

they took his body but not his eyes

one cannot kidnap the ocean.