Academic journal article Women's Studies Quarterly

De Septiembre, Capítulo 3/from September, Chapter 3

Academic journal article Women's Studies Quarterly

De Septiembre, Capítulo 3/from September, Chapter 3

Article excerpt

Otra orilla

la orilla donde zarpas

en la sangre

de todos los cuerpos

(en tu navío de sangre)

Con fuerza

cruza

a mi cielo de sal

laluz

de tu marea

Falta poco

para que timbren los trenes

y bajen de los vagones

tus soldados

El ejército

contralbura

ondeando su sedosa

bandera

(No volveremos a nuestro interior

mientras

en las miradas

carguemos la moneda

reluciente

del beso)

Quién

con la fuerza

de que mano cerrada

cubrio tu corazon

¿tu?

No

sino el recuerdo

del color en los ojos:

Áýç mujer

con el sol cantando

de su boca

era

y no en el pecho esta

tu ceniza

latente

Other Edge

the edge where you sail away

in the blood

of all the bodies

(in your blood ship)

With force

crosses

to my salt sky

the light

of your tide

Not much longer

until the trains whistle

and your soldiers

come down from the boxcars

The army

contrafog

their silky

flag undulating

( We will not return to our interior

while

in gazes

we carry the coin

gleaming

of a kiss)

Who

with the force

of what closed hand

covered your heart

you?

No

rather the memory

of color in the eyes:

woman still

with the sun singing

from her mouth

it was

and not the chest this

your ash

latent

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

This excerpt is from chapter 3 of Septiembre, originally published in sexoPURosexoVELOZ and Septiembre, a bilingual edition of books two and three of Dolores Dorantes by Dolores Dorantes (Counterpath and Kenning Editions, 2008). …

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