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To be invisible and loved by you

Nocturnal bird of prey

I hover behind the rainy door

Alone and wild


With that viscous oriental suffering

Running red from your scent

In the phosphorescent play of waves

Naked, redheaded and sprawling

Suspended by the scream of a little flute


Pubis rising

Calm swell calm calm

Unfortunate that I am

The moon breaks the immersed image

Even before your head can come

To die on the pink sand

To be invisible and loved by you

A few leagues from Atlantis

On the open waters of my dreams

Sleepless Nights in a Cell of Rock Crystal

Emilie Moorhouse, translation from
the original written by Joyce Mansour

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