translated by Yannis Goumas

 

What if the wall
is something more?

Let’s say
a vast landscape
desert or minefield
that you cross
like a runaway from events
a runaway from life
often with back to the wall
and other times
bearing in mind the shooting
or a sudden explosion
thus
inch by inch
up to the black forest
with the towering clocks
and the mute birds on the minute hands
the mute birds
of fear.

 

    Desert as Desire, Metronomos Publications, Athens, 2015