Life and Death

Juan Daniel Perotta

Life and Death

I write and take communion
I break the bread
and drink wine
I promise myself to forget
and not to plan
To live the eternal present
Sometimes I believe that this creation
is a wide bed
god’s supreme coitus
supporting the world
and giving birth to his only-begotten child
etcetera
For some people I would deserve the excommunion
but nothing is so important
I am not important
you are not important
If you disappeared today
the world would not mutate
Marcelo Gelman disappeared
and I am still alive
They killed Charles Horman
and I am still alive
People keep disappearing
and I am still alive
bush kills with impunity
and
I live
Perhaps death does not exist for God
Perhaps it does not exist for us either
perhaps we are god