translated by Jack Hirschman and Aggelos Sakis 

 

I set the table for one.
For myself. Turned the teevee on.
Sat down. In order to save capitalism
sacrifices are required from all of us.
The phone rang. You asked
if you could come.
You could. I turned off the teevee.
Got up. Capitalism
is hemorrhaging and is dying. I said.
I changed the tablecloth.
I set the table for two.

 

     Food Line, Forepaw Press, San Fransisco, U.S.A, 2014