Defect 7: Dançar

(Tom Zé)

Dancing traces
a thin line:
the ABCs of the verb “God”

the taught skin,
newsprint,
the jaguar-skin parchment

Step on
wings of air
lines come untangled

Scribbles
Passions and sighs
Diagonal agonies

Oh, dancing girl if
you go:

PernambuCatarinAmarilNatal*

I’ll go too

Oh, dancing girl, if
You go
Que se cané de ou certa namó**
I’ll go too.

I’ll go a walking with these feet
so they’ll get used to dancing

* Pernambuco+Catarina+Amaralina+Natal — names of Brazilian places, as in OklahoCalifoMarylVirgini

** In this golden cup there will be loving (from a song by Caetano Veloso).