Responsorial Psalm for Ana Mendieta

R: There is a devil inside me.

 

There is a devil inside you

and it calls you by name.

Ana, Mother of the Earth.

Ana, Soil Made Flesh.

 

R: There is a devil inside me.

 

Tomorrow, before the sun rises,

cast a spell across our eyes

and spread your form with open thighs,

seeping blood and blood and flies just like the graves do.

 

R: There is a devil inside me.

 

Remember the demon, Mother,

and the way he bent you towards the window,

and the way the roof bent so softly underneath

like roots bend so gently for the trees.

 

R: There is a devil inside me.

 

En un año o más

entenderemos las respuestas que no nos han dado

y los pájaros, ángeles anhelos, llorarán:

¿Dónde estás? ¿Dónde estás? ¿Adonde ha ido la tierra?

 

R: There is a devil inside me.

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