Argentine Tango — to show business
Linda Morales Caballero
Traducido por: Marko Miletich
Obra artística por Miguel Betancourt
A rapid stroke
between skid row and the undulating
shadow of a profile.
A bandoneón of streets
wrapping themselves in with a damp feeling of mist.
The gathering of contours,
a slash of rage
and the edge of a violin,
a piano orchestrating
melancholies in a courtesan’s dream.
Bats made of light and rags,
harlequins with glowing oil lamps.
Husky-voiced engine, piano,
Piazzola and rendezvous room.
composed from a rage to live,
dance that I feel and applaud,
Linda Morales Caballero is a poet, fiction writer, journalist and educator from Peru. She has published several books of poetry. She holds a B.A. in Media Communications and Spanish Literature (Cum Laude) and an M.A. in Spanish Literature from Hunter College.