Saturday, November 22, 2014

The City - Helwig Brunner

The City 
Helwig Brunner
translated by Monika Zobel

The city simplified to lines,
makeup removed from your face.
Houses, footsteps, and thoughts
are made of the same material,
graphite dust and diamonds.
Time stalls, lowers your lids,
to be now for once in the midst of
a sleeping world, clear-sighted
turned toward the groping questions
of the somnambulists.

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