12 Degrees & Skiving

what began as year-long challenge has become perpetual until further notice

NaPoWriMo • 20 April • Alcuni ti danno le forbice / some hand you scissors

per andare avanti
sono tornata
annunciate il mio rientro

per tornare indietro
il monotono
di un mille rivissute
lunedì mattine

ogni percorso incartato
assottigliato a velo
raschiato chiara delle intenzioni

ogni mitigazione incontrato
era la pelliccia di una bugia
accarezzò indietro

ognuno mi ha lasciato un regalo
affilato, lucente
brillante come il rilascio

per tornare qui, a casa,
è il tipo di paradiso
per cui
qualcuno si laverà in braci

~ ~ ~

to go forward
i went back
heralded my return

to go back
the monotone
of a thousand relived
monday mornings

each papered path
thinned to velum
scraped clear of intentions

each mitigation met
was the fur of a lie
stroked backwards

each left me a gift
sharpened, shining
bright as release

to come back here, home,
is the kind heaven
for which
one will wash in embers


2 comments on “NaPoWriMo • 20 April • Alcuni ti danno le forbice / some hand you scissors

  1. angela highstead
    April 22, 2014

    A couple of lines from The Bookthief. ‘There were wooden teardrops and an oaky smile’. And, ‘There were no people on the street anymore. They were rumours carrying bags’. These and many more reminded me of the wonderful way you have of putting words together. xxx

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