Ready for the oxen
and aliens. Mud troughs
and kittens with extra thumbs.
Grasshoppers galore make the fruit flies
fly—not that they need the prompts.
Anyway, if I were an insect
I’d want to live far from humans.
Life is something that involves wings and short shrift in the tall grass.
Texte publié dans le No 35. Encrages et recollages
Excerpt from Book of Short Sentences (Mansfield Press, 2016)
Translated and reproduced with the publisher’s permission