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  • Gerardo Javier Garza Cabello

They can cut all the flowers...

It will happen to you, believe me, it will happen to you. You will fall in love, and it will be magnificent, just like "the captain's winds." Amid the verses and passages of the life that awaits you, you will find the echo of my words and your desires. You will also find, distilled in a rich fragrance, the memory of yesterday that will never weigh on you again. Neruda said it many decades ago, "They can cut all the flowers, but they can't stop the spring." It transcends and resonates in the aching bones and weary feet, memories of springs sadder than today's because the journey never ends where we find the end. There are always more smiles and other gazes that invite us to walk in places we never thought we'd tread.

It will happen to you, I assure you, that when you give up, a familiar joy will burst in your soul, a new sun with the same intensity as before. You may think it's a lie, a foolish mirage trying to deceive you, but this time, it will be different. Old scars will be forgotten in a drawer of things you'll never need again. It will happen to you, believe me. It may seem unbelievable, but you are immortal. What you touched clung to an endless waterfall that seemed to want to sweep you away to where you weren't. But you knew how to fight, you knew how to exist, and now there are a hundred moons between you and your fears. I arrived in time for you, before you forgot the greatness of your eyelids, and I wanted to stay and watch you wake up. But I preferred to imagine that we had already been here, face to face. It will happen, dear heart, I assure you, before it all ends, this soul will fill the universe with colors that will never extinguish.


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