Future Memories


My sister woke me very early

that morning and told me

“Get up, you have to come see this

the ocean’s filled with stars”

Delighted by the revelation

I dressed quickly and thought

If the ocean’s filled with stars

I must take the first flight

and collect all of the fish from the sky


Mario Meléndez (Chile, 1971), translated from Spanish by Eloisa Amezcua

Source: Poetry Magazine (Sept. 2017)

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