the life

Monday, January 15, 2018



from espèce

Translated by Nathanaël

Note: “The life” is extracted from the “termes” (terms) series, in which each poem evolves from a single substantive to its termination. ]


the old woman says     that’s it      the bombing

is starting up again

i explain

it isn’t a bombing    it’s the 14th of july

she says no      it’s war

i answer     not here

she asks me if i can     wash her eyes

i scream    you’re talking nonsense

she says     it depends       

Monday, January 15, 2018