Treasure Island

Jose Asuncion Silva

(1865 - 1896 / Colombia)


El pobre Juan de Dios, tras de los éxtasis
del amor de Aniceta, fue infeliz.
Pasó tres meses de amarguras graves,
y, tras lento sufrir,
se curó con copaiba y con las cápsulas
de Sándalo Midy.

Enamorado luego de la histérica Luisa,
rubia sentimental,
se enflaqueció, se fue poniendo tísico
y al año y medio o más
se curó con bromuro y con las cápsulas
de éter de Clertán.

Luego, desencantado de la vida,
filósofo sutil,
a Leopardi leyó, y a Schopenhauer
y en un rato de spleen,
se curó para siempre con las cápsulas
de plomo de un fusil.

Submitted: Friday, September 14, 2012
Edited: Friday, September 14, 2012

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