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(for the times)

Madam Housewife: are you sick
of trying to scrub, day and night,

blood clots impossible to clean
from the clothing of your family?

Do guts smeared over the walls of your home
keep you from sleeping?

Have you found yourself
sleepwalking, exclaiming: ‘A Fuera , fuera mancha maldita !’ ?; *

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is composed of micro-organisms : carroeros :
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the remains of cadavers
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Lady, you know : killing
is easy, the hard part comes later.

But now
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an amazing solution that will revolutionize domestic hygiene :

Say goodbye to the trace of brains in your favorite chair! Say
to those bloody carpets!

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or call 01800 666
and hurry with your purchase!

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With Lady Macbeth Stain Cleaner :
you will sleep
like a real queen.

* ‘Out, damned spot!’

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About the translation:
Luis Felipe Fabre
Cutter Streeby
Original language:
Spanish (Mexico)
2013 Number 1 - Strange Tracks

About the author

Original poet

Luis Felipe Fabre

Luis Felipe Fabre has twice been a Fellow of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts for Young Artists. His latest collecti...

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Cutter Streeby

Cutter Streeby is a recent graduate from the University of East Anglia’s creative writing program. He has been published inter...

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