— What if after all those prayers I succumb to my agony?
What if all of a sudden it moves
as it was foreseen as they said it would
if after moving once and for all
the rock inhibits keeps out returns to itself
refuses to fall down further into the void’s bottom
and then break into pieces and burst
and turn into a mess of tenderness and the shadow of the swirl woman?
— Nothing, nothing! How soon it came to an end
how fast how brief was this truce and then you left!
Never never important important thank you thank you.
— What if after the masses lost their future
and the poor were left without a defender suddenly in the dark
the perfidious snake responsible for the massacre leaves the scene?
— Nothing, don’t even dream don’t blow in the ashes it is dangerous.
— What if, judging by it’s own mistakes
humanity decides not to get married?
Nor study nor suffer a lot nor spend the whole night awake
waiting for the children who will never come back
from the party from the field from the war?
— How scaring then what an abyss the lift shaft!
— What if to the sound of so many coins
shaken in the coffer would be added
the sound of only one more coin pure and simple
as Unamuno used to say or a coin in fashion
capable of buying everything and then swallow it
and this was the end no more coins ‘imagine no possessions’?
— No no how macabre don’t be so fool!
What’s wrong with you?
— What if it comes out
in a majestic maneuver sanctioned a long time ago
not as fast as it used to be not accurate anymore
what if it escapes from the hole of pleasure and pours out
the abominable shipwreck of all the words?
What if I lose my voice? And I how can I kiss you
if I lose my voice? If I lose my stomach?
How will I eat without storm troops or the fire brigade
or hot water or matches or the sad bugle call?
Or how can I swallow a photograph of my tradition
after a whole afternoon spent in the cemetery?
Or how can I knock this Lenin as tall as a tower
a lion like the tigers a born fish that does not die
who can assure me now that Lenin will still remain in the air
when I recover my breath?
— What if it moves then it comes out my existence?
— No what a mess what a pity,
what an unforgettable game it was
so how nice it could be if it comes out
and nothing wrong happens.