Astrid Cabral

Every evening

I water the plants around the house

And beg the trees to pardon me

this paper where I plant these

words of stone,

watered as I weep.




Cabral, Astrid. “Ritual.” Trans. Alexis Levitin. Literary Amazonia: Modern Writing by Amazonian Authors. Ed. Nicomedes Suárez-Araúz. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2004. p. 51.

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