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L’ esllabón / The Link by Xe M. Sánchez

Xe M. Sánchez | Jan 6th, 2021 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

l’esclavu modernu
talanta que ye llibre
porque nun conoz
al so amu.
***
l’esclavu modernu
agüeya’l mundiu
pelos güeyos d’un smartphone
ensin pescanciar
qu’él ye l’oxetu agüeyáu.
***
l’esclavu modernu
trabaya gratis pal so enemigu
y namái ye un esllabón
de les sos cadenes invisibles.

English Translation

the modern slave
imagines that he is free
because he does not know
his owner.
***
the modern slave
looks at the world
through the eyes of a smartphone
without understanding
that he is the observed object.
***
the modern slave
works for free for his enemy
and he is only a link
of his invisible chains.

Poet Bio

Xe M. Sánchez was born in 1970 in Grau (Asturies, Spain). He received his Ph.D in History from the University of Oviedo in 2016, he is anthropologist, and he also studied Tourism and three masters. He has published in Asturian language Escorzobeyos (2002), Les fueyes tresmanaes d’Enol Xivares (2003), Toponimia de la parroquia de Sobrefoz. Ponga (2006), Llué, esi mundu paralelu (2007), Les Erbíes del Diañu (E-book: 2013, Paperback: 2015), Cróniques de la Gandaya (E-book, 2013), El Cuadernu Prietu (2015), and several publications in journals and reviews in Asturies, USA, Portugal, France, Sweden, Scotland, Australia, South Africa, India, Italy, England, Canada, Reunion Island, China, Belgium, Ireland and Netherlands.

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