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Maria Del Castillo Sucerquia


With that gaze of yours, you say
Latin America burns

But it’s Latin America
that looks at me in flames
and spreads my ashes

God does wonders with the dead
Look how you burn with the gaze
of the deceased

Feel how my corpse
blows your ashes

Maria Del Castillo Sucerquia (Barranquilla Colombia, ’97) is a poet, literary agent, editor, eastern medicine practitioner (Neijin, Spain) and translator (French, English, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Greek. She learned languages at Universidad del Atlàntico.