River Dolphin in the Body

Astrid Cabral

It flows in the depths of the body, a dark river

of muddied waters and deep desires

ancestral lymph midst furriness and urgency.

In it dwells a river dolphin, ready for the leap,

and it attacks so other rivers may be spawned

and life may not abort, but gush, gush forth forever.




Cabral, Astrid. “River Dolphin in the Body.” Trans. Alexis Levitin. Cage. Austin: Host Publications, 2008. p. 39.

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