Much Easier

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POETRY SEPTEMBER 12, 2013

Much Easier

Your heart transmits and receives signals
from lost civilizations
 
your brain is a dead city in the distant future
grave robbers raise new mausoleums
 
papillary lines revolve in unknown spaces
card files have been burnt or pulped
 
your “you” is startled by your “I”
 
“nothing’s for certain” took the elevator down
while “anything can happen”
climbed the stairs
 
you grow harder harder
it’s much easier than it seems
 
                         
Translated by Clare Cavanagh.

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