I

                                          lagartixas metidas entre pedras

                                            se entregam à lenta missão

                                              de afagar a tarde quente.

 

                                                               II

                               bois pousados à beira de barreiros sangrando

                               vencem todos os relógios de parede da fazenda.

 

                                                               III

                                              mangueiras em balanço lento

                                                     estudam a gravidade

                                              de mangas maduras ao chão.

 

                                                              IV

                                                    pés de pitomba

                                               com grandes cachos de meninos

                                               trocam seus frutos por amor.

 

                                                               V

                                             trabalhadores a passos largos para o roçado

                                                   discutem a seriedade

                                             de se enterrar umbigo de menino novo

                                                   ao pé da porteira.

 

                                                               VI

                                            Marias doceiras passam de bicicleta,

                                            levando esperança e café quente

                                             aos apanhadores de castanhas e cajus.

 

                                                             VII

                                             burros com cargas d’água

                                             passam sede no caminho seco.