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Carlos Henrickson


CENTENNIALS

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South always something bad
coming, always chill air CHILL AIR
baptismal officers starve dry frozen saliva
when Monroe James says DESTINO
in the clearest purest Spanish

a breeze of the southernest dialect
gold incense and the myrrhest
of myrrhs through myriads REY DE REYES
CHILL AIR vanished all auras
en vano orar hours al aire arar

barren soils ERIAZOS IMPOSIBLES
no one is prouder than the ones
with GLORIA written and fire
from the ancestral rocket grandparents
luxurious hatred CHILL AIR

falling till feeling chill the bills
naked offerings to the child of destiny
a bed of flowers and a bed of beads
and a bed of bends for an imperial
child a bang of bangs a band

of the bad and rojos and ultras
and central committees of all sides
HASTA LA VICTORIA SIEMPRE
MUERTE SACRIFICIOS from Rome
to Tiwanaku children deserve blood women

deserve singing the poor are singing
all over the world AAAAAIR
AAAAIRE AAIR a child between animals
heads ¡CABEZAS DE ANIMALES!
and the red star over the battlefield

baptismal men on horses rojos
y destrozados hechos hostia as
fire thrills chills air south is
south perspective is just a birth
a white bird a double head aves

que comen cosas podridas ROT
ROT the condor and the eagle
nobility over new-born cities
CABEZAS CORTADAS cut heads
of animals as a century cries as
dawn cries don’t wanna come dark

was fine for sleep HOSANNA


Carlos Henrickson (Santiago, 1974). Has published: Ardiendo (poems; Ed. Etcétera, 1991); Y si vieras la mañana (poems and stories; SRF Ediciones, 1998); Aviso desde Lota (poem; NeaVista Ed., 1998); En tiempos como éstos (stories; Gobierno Regional de Valparaíso, 2002); An Old Blues Songbook (poems; Ediciones del Temple, 2006); Ajuste de Cuentas - Jaunesse 1 (plaquette of poems; Alquimia, 2009). To be published: Despoblamiento - Jaunesse 2 (poemas); Apuntes de la Conquista - Fundación (poemas); y Esplendor (cuentos).
 
 
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