Faith of Rats

Jorge Muñoz

Tr: Denise DeVries

Before me

the infallible wall


windows wide

doors durable


a slow gaze...

neither Zonda winds nor hurricanes

nor even wars,

god is now

like a docile dream

and sleeping

storms recline,

no tangible hallucination

-- fallacious heroes

belong to the darkened screen--

no warlocks

in brief approach

nor mystical bindweed hanging.

Before me

the Infallible

is unceasing.

Eye of ill,

Faith of Beasts:

do not accept defeat

even when walls

will not be moved.