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Latin American, Latinx and Caribbean Studies Program

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Fósforo y lápiz

se enciende el fósforo, chispa de mi pensar,
a iluminar mi papel la reacción sulfúrica me anima,
la madera de mi hilo cerebral acoge suavemente la llama pasajera
que con los segundos va amenazando mis dedos
pero mis dedos, despabilados y enterados
dejan caer ese palillo achicharrado
para eternizar el momento con otro
con punta de carboncillo.

—Dean Simpson