“There are those who pass” by Alice Ruiz

There are those pass

There are those who pass
and everything happens
with steps already taken

there are those who leave
from stone to glass
leave everything broken

and there is, thankfully,
those who leave
the vague impression
to have stayed


Tem os que passam

Tem os que passam
e tudo se passa
com passos já passados

tem os que partem
da pedra ao vidro
deixam tudo partido

e tem, ainda bem,
os que deixam
a vaga impressão
de ter ficado


Alice Ruiz, 1946–

“Tem os que passam” from Dois em um
© 2008 Alice Ruiz

Photo by Sam McNamara on Unsplash

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