(between Santiago and Puerto Montt)

the locomotive of the instant train
stands at the destination (Puerto Montt)
while the last car
remains at the point of departure (Santiago)

the advantage of this new train
is that the traveler reaches Puerto Montt
just as he boards the last car in Santiago

all he has to do is simply
walk with his luggage
through the train
until he reaches the first car

once this has been completed
the passenger can proceed to disembark from the train
which has not moved at all
during the entire operation

Note: the instant train can only be used one-way; for return trips a reversed train is required.

translated by Edith Grossman
traducido por Edith Grossman



en: Antipoems: New and Selected (edited by David Unger), New York, New Directions, 1985.

SISIB - Facultad de Filosofía y Humanidades - Universidad de Chile