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        THIS IS THE HONEST TRUTH

I grew up alongside puritan revolutionaries
I've been criticized advised energized by heroes of lyric poetry
and the teeter-totter of death.
What I'm trying to say is my lyricism is differenent
(that's all there is to it, but let me
add one thing more).
Swimming in the swamps of sentimentality
is, to me, like a mercurial Acapulco
a fish-blood Acapulco
an underwater Disneyland
where I'm at peace with myself.

autógrafo
Roberto Bolaño
Translation from Laura Healy


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