Night Is Coming On
Night is coming on.
and the image of Venus de Willendorf
on the scale of 1:1
in the shadows.
The book spines blur.
Night is an enormous widow
covering the windows of the salon.
Her black, silent weeping
inundates the library.
Day is a cadaver that will quickly turn into dust
and become lost among the shadows.
Translated by Dick Gerdes
Editorial Note: For more, read “Urban Reality and Classical Antiquity: A Conversation with Luis Alberto de Cuenca.”