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Y esperar y esperar y esperar
que cada cual regrese a su sitio,
que aquella sombra que alzó la sombra de una copa
extienda sus brazos exigiendo más y que la copa siga girando,
que las bocas que vertieron el vino respiren su aliento...
Pero ¡silencio!
Algo se levanta.
¡Silencio!
Algo se vuelve a sentar,
la sombra del brazo del tenedor que sostuve:
«...porque una sociedad que no ha aprendido a cerrar los ojos ante la guerra,
no está preparada para los cuerpos desnudos».
Sentencia.
Entonces brillo de ojos,
risas, pasos, tambores y cornetas,
¡la luna en movimiento,
que alguien atrape la luna en movimiento,
que la eternidad nos haya escogido,
que la copa siga girando, que el mundo se detenga,
y que absolutamente nada perturbe la paz de esta noche
en la que las sombras de un instante se han reunido
a esperar y esperar y esperar!



Almijara Barbero Carvajal was born in Motril (Spain) and is still trying to figure out how to become real. Her short stories have appeared in the anthology Alucinadas II and in MaMut Magazine.
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