Leave it till tomorrow to unpack my case

more on the duality of person and city from nicanor parra (my own translation follows)


no se extrañen
si me ven simultáneamente
en dos ciudades distintas

oyendo misa en una capilla del Kremlin
o comiéndome un hot-dog
en un aeropuerto de Nueva York

en ambos casos soy exactamente el mismo
aunque parezca absurdo soy el mismo.

© Nicanor Parra

Well Then

don’t think it strange
if you see me simultaneously
in two distant cities

hearing mass in a chapel in the Kremlin
or eating a hot dog
in an airport in New York

in both cases, i am the exact same person
even if it seems absurd i am the same person.

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