all the darkness that will be needed

Today I carry with me this spare but powerful plea by the Colombian writer, Piedad Bonnet (1951-), and a fervent hope for this world.


For my days I ask,
Lord of shipwrecks,
not for water for my thirst, but thirst,
not for dreams,
but for the desire to dream.
For the nights,
all the darkness that will be needed
to drown my own darkness.


translated by Nicolás Suescún