“Las causas perdidas” (2023)

“Las causas perdidas” (2023).

Hay algo en los ojos de las personas que luchan por las causas perdidas:
algo como una llama que duerme
en el último carbón del tren.

Algo como huellas en esculturas de Rodin,
en el mármol rebasado de polvo.

Algo como un panteón
que permite ver estrellas entre las rocas,

que permite que la lluvia caiga
y avive a las estatuas,

como si fuera la leche que cae sobre la harina,
pero en un movimiento inverso, en cámara lenta,

en el que el alimento se vuelve el foco
de toda fuerza que se derrama hacia el cielo,

mientras la arcilla se pega en esas pestañas,
en esos arcos de la guerra eterna,

convirtiendo las pupilas en bolas de nieve,
en iris de fuegos.

Hay algo en los ojos de las personas que luchan
por las causas perdidas:
algo como una bicicleta que avanza
entre pastizales.

Algo como raíces que hacen florecer
al mundo entero.

Published by Gaby Sambuccetti

Gaby Sambuccetti (Argentina) is an Argentine born, UK-based writer. She holds a BA in Creative Writing from Brunel University (London), she is a Latin American & Spanish Literature Teacher (Argentina) and she is currently studying a MA Modern Languages, Literature and Culture at King’s College (London) at which she has been awarded with the Von Schlippenbach PGT bursary and with the Cosmo Davenport-Hines poetry prize for 2022. She is the founder and director of La Ninfa Eco, an international organisation with a team of writers from Europe, the UK, the US and Latin America. She was the former co-director of events at the Oxford Writers’ House (Oxford, UK) a hub that used to bring Oxford Universities and local communities into dialogue through creative writing projects. In 2019, She has been invited to the House of Lords (UK) to be part of a discussion about writing and freedom of the press. She is the author of 2 books in Spanish published in Argentina, Glasses Love to be Broken (Argentina, Baobab, 2010), To the Knot for What it Took Away (Argentina, De los Cuatro Vientos, 2012). Also, she published a book in the UK called The Good, the Bad & the Poet (El Ojo de la Cultura, London, 2020). Her books, reviews, collaborations appear in different magazines, anthologies and literary projects from Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Germany, Bolivia, the US, Mexico, Chile, Spain, Bangladesh, India & the UK.

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