A red lobster in Anne Sexton’s mouth, a poem by Enrique Bernales, translated by Vicent Moreno.

A red lobster in Anne Sexton’s mouth

Bad people have parties too

She had taken a high seat amongst the devils of the land

Say, I reached the skies and embarrassed the sun

Tell me, what can I do, my dear doctor, maker of poets

I can no longer dream,

what do I do here, accomplice of my own nightmares?

there are many corpses to wash now

on the banks of the Charles

under the eyes of mice and pinkish vessels

I have to change your clothes, Dr. Satan,

But shit makes me sick

I will wear a mask of flowers and almonds

Ann, repeat: I will never swallow monoxide by myself

the stewed cabbage is ready, we will eat out,

it is sunny, my little son,

please, throw the salt for the streetcars and ravens

Ann, repeat: I will never swallow monoxide by myself

doc, repeat:

I will be back, ancient bitch, astral vagina,

I will be back to rip your horn,

to throw you into the sea, next to the boxes of tea,

with my massachusetts Indian costume, Doctor Bostonia.

—-

Una langosta roja en la boca de Anne Sexton

Bad people have parties too

She had taken a high seat amongst the devils of the land

Diga, que alcancé los cielos y enrojecí al sol,

Dígame, qué puedo hacer, mi querido doctor, hacedor de poetas

soñar ya no puedo,

¿qué hago acá, cómplice de mis propias pesadillas?

ahora hay muchos cadáveres que lavar

en las riberas del Charles

bajo la mirada de ratones y bajeles rosáceos

tengo que cambiarte de ropa, doctor Satán,

Pero la caca me da asco

Llevaré una máscara de flores y almendras

Ann, repeat: I will never swallow monoxide by myself

la col guisada está lista, comeremos fuera,

hace sol, hijito,

por favor, arrójale sal a tranvías y cuervos

Ann, repeat: I will never swallow monoxide by myself

repita doc:

volveré, perra antigua, vagina astral,

volveré para arrancarte el cuerno,

para arrojarte al mar, junto a las cajas de té,

con mi disfraz de indio massachussetts, Doctor Bostonia.

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