Last People

Yesterday night I didn’t sleep a wink. I was continuously visited by poems. In the end I had to sit up and write them down… here is one of them:

They were the last people on earth
He found her in a cave, only ten days after the world ended
She was just a child.
For years he watched her grow in an empty world
In the end he took her, one night under the reddening sky
They had three children in quick succession
who perished within days of being born
She killed him in his sleep the night after the last one died
And then she sat and wept
And watched the sun eat the world

(there is a Spanish translation of this poem)

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