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[English interpretation from the Swedish for Stephen Truelove]

I Forget What You Are

I forget who you are
because I've gotten used to
how you look

I've adjusted to
this display
of apparition;

a skin stretched
across a complex system
of organs and nerve fibers,
blood vessels,
showers of hormons
and electric discharges,
all braced
by the airy mechanics
of the skeleton:

a circus tent
concealing all kinds of pranks,
mounted on poles of porous rigidity

I forget what you are,
all too accustomed to your appearance,
your beautiful gaze,
singing with intelligence

But the slits of your eyelids
conceal terrifying stare-spheres
out of a sci-fi novel
by the likes of Robert A. Heinlein
or Olaf Stapledon
in an evolutionary experimentation
beneath the energy supply of a star,
deceiving entropy into a spiral motion
across the kids skimming stones
at the beach,
in the cosmic force made available
by photosynthesis;
in the life-sustaining pollination
of insects and birds;
in the networks of people and ants,
deep in the four ancient forms
of thermodynamics

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Publicerad 2021-06-03 10:54

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