The Earth, a Drop of Water in the Void

Cecilia Vicuña

Sacrificial amniotic fluid, communion vessel.

To contaminate a stream is to contaminate all of them.

Sewage and watershed sooner or later will find each other.

Clean singing, sprinkling with holy water.

Mother of water, zigzag serpent.
Love in its most ancient form is luba, thirst.




Vicuña, Cecilia. “The Earth, a Drop of Water in the Void.” Unravelling Words & the Weaving of Water. Ed. Eliot Weinberger. Trans. Eliot Weinberger and Suzanne Jill Levine. Minnesota: Graywolf Press, 1992. p. 108.

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