Rafael Acevedo

Rafael Acevedo is a poet, novelist, playwright and professor of literature at the University of Puerto Rico. He has written six books of poetry and three novels. His poems have been included in several anthologies of Latin American and Puerto Rican poetry, and have appeared in English translation in Guernica Magazine, Two Lines, Words Without Borders, and others.

Silent Dragon

By Rafael Acevedo

Translated from Spanish by Erica Mena

          in Borges, in origami

the last dragon travels the streets of Tokyo
trailing a wake of escaped paper,
thinking about the future of the yen.