IX

Now that Iíve told my secret
Iíd like to take my leave of all of you
with a hearty hug and handshake all around
being in total harmony with myself
now that Iíve successfully brought to a close
the mission the Lord commended unto me
when he appeared to me in dreams
22 miserable years ago
I swear I bear no malice to anyone
not even those who cast doubts on my manhood
let it be known to those reverent gentlemen
that Iím every inch a man completely normal
begging pardon for speaking in vulgar terms
because this is the language of the people.

en: Sermons and homilies of the Christ of Elqui . English translation by Sandra Reyes ; with a foreword by Miller Williams. Columbia, University of Missouri Press, 1984. 105 p

 

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