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A FRAYED OPUS FOR STRINGS

and wind instruments

and a lit bicycle shed

in the backyard; all that desire

constrained in shuddering

apartment blocks from where

my mind wanders

on daylong steep mountain paths

only to curl up

against your sleeping back

on a bespoken globe.

A Frayed Opus for Strings

Per Brask & Patrick Friesen, translation from
the Danish written by Ulrikka S. Gernes

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