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Amparo Osorio

FOOTSTEPS ALSO DIE

The wind sculpts faces
and you who watch the grass
ignore now the traces
of all eternity

Aside from you
there are no possible roots.

How to name you
without death growing?

IGUAL MUERE LA HUELLA

IGUAL MUERE LA HUELLA

El viento esculpe rostros
y tú que vigilas la hierba
desconoces ahora los indicios
de toda eternidad

Fuera de ti
no hay raíces posibles.

¿Cómo nombrarte
sin que crezca la muerte?
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FOOTSTEPS ALSO DIE

The wind sculpts faces
and you who watch the grass
ignore now the traces
of all eternity

Aside from you
there are no possible roots.

How to name you
without death growing?

FOOTSTEPS ALSO DIE

The wind sculpts faces
and you who watch the grass
ignore now the traces
of all eternity

Aside from you
there are no possible roots.

How to name you
without death growing?
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