translated by Lucian Mattison
Forty years could pass
the sea lions drying their fur on the rocks
and in spite of that I couldn't say anything new
I think about a crab that breaks to pieces
the sand glistens under
Diego Alfaro Palma was born in Limache, Chile, in 1984. He is the author of several poetry collections, including Litoral central (Editorial Libros de Pez Espiral, 2017) and Tordo (Editorial Cuneta, 2014), which received the Santiago Literary Prize in 2015. Alfaro Palma is also the editor of Homenaje a Ezra Pound desde Chile (Editorial Universitaria, 2010). The founder of the publisher Limache250, he lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina.