Alone

Selected Poems of Juan Gelman
 translated by Hardie St. Martin

Alone

you’re alone / my country / without
the comrades you lock up and destroy / you hear
them slowly being emptied of the love
they have left / they loosen their grip
on their turn to die / dream they’re being dreamed / quieted /
they’ll never see other faces growing /
leaning out / continued / in this sun /
some day in the sun of justice