translated by Garth Greenwell and Idra Novey

Voice of the shopping bags
whirled in the wind
like a small quarry
between its claws
to play with.

Voice of the fry shops
before anybody enters,
freshly mopped, fluorescent.





Voz de las bolsas de compra
revoloteadas en el viento
como una pequeña presa
entre las garras
con que jugar.

Voz de las freidurías
antes de que nadie venga,
recién fregada, fluorescente.

Copyright © 2021 by Luis Muñoz, Garth Greenwell, and Idra Novey. Originally published in Poem-a-Day on December 21, 2021, by the Academy of American Poets.