Wash your body

Lava tu cuerpo written by Mario Bojórquez
Translated from the Spanish by Verónica González

Wash your body at the river bank
So your anguish may flow to other seas
Rub off the scab gathered in your creases
Have no fear of losing your own skin
Wash your hands of all fault
May that finger never point at disgrace again
May she new, clean, and innocent
Shake the hands of other men without doubt
Wash your face and your hair in the running water
May all miserable gestures
And ill-fated thoughts be erased
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