Skull
(English Translation)

Here comes the water
Down the slope,
And my skull
Is getting wet.

Death, a skeleton,
Neither fat, nor skinny.
A homemade skeleton,
Stuck together with wax.*

*This probably refers to the skulls and skeletons that are made to decorate the alters for the dead.

Here’s the original version in Spanish…

Calavera 
(En Español)

Ahi viene el agua
Por la ladera,
Y se me moja
Mi calavera.

La muerte calaca,
Ni gorda, ni flaca.
La muerte casera,
Pegada con cera.

—Unknown Mexican Poet

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