Mara Polgovsky





bloated by x-counts of cortisone
she offered her excuses
for the breath-loss at the circular staircase
(going up)

in the midst of the pause
Tablada’s haikus and the “Rac… Rac… Rac…”
jumped into the present

in they came and there we were
at the staircase
honking like geese
Al golpe del oro solar
suspended in the panoramic splendour of a bird’s flight

the words returned to me as a blast
but what is death if not running through this concrete spiral without syncopated light,
courageous respire



Mara Polgovsky is a Mexican-Argentine writer based London. Her books include the essay collection Marcos Kurtycz: Corporeality Unbound (Fauna-Jumex, 2019) and Touched Bodies: The Performative Turn in Latin American Art (Rutgers University Press, 2019). Tweets as @MPolgovsky

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