The Poetic Child

Andersson Sanchez

“The child breaks as a human

and disarms himself as a poet.

He takes the pen as a double-edged sword

on the one hand, he shoots verses, while poetry bleeds;

on the other hand, he heals his wounds (or tries to).


He hits mercilessly, without compassion,

but he does not ask for mercy.

The child resists even knowing that

His own heart is the target,

the target of the shooting.


The child does not cry but his texts

They are moistened by his tears.

No one comes out unscathed from so much sadness that was in his lyrics

neither the reader, nor much less the author.

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  • jarcher54

    Thanks for this dense little meditation on innocence and the enigmatic power of the quill in the hands of the naively fierce poet.

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