About

height and hair (Cesar Vallejo, 1892 -1938)

Who doesn’t own a blue suit?
Who doesn’t eat lunch and board the streetcar,
with his bargained-for cigarette and his pocket-sized pain?
I who was born so alone!
I who was born so alone!

Who doesn’t write a letter?
Who doesn’t talk about something very important,
dying from habit and crying by ear?
I who solely was born!
I who solely was born!

Who isn’t called Carlos or any other thing?
Who to the kitty doesn’t say kitty-kitty?
Ay! I who alone was solely born!
Ay! I who alone was solely born!

 

 

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