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Form and content die together:

I am both unlucky and unhappy.


A friend gave me a tarot reading.

I fed the cards to a donkey.


The donkey, obsolete, becomes

a car that eats joyful moments.


The car dies after many terrible roadtrips’

headstrong, bickering lovers.


A boy takes headlights like these

to a shrine at the most dangerous


curve in the road; strangers

tossed from a window that


moments before let the wind

harass the driver’s vacation hair.


The boy does nothing. Says,

your bad luck is a headlight.




Camilo Roldan