avevo due desideri

Lee Miller’s Neck, 1929, from the series Anatomy, photo by Man Ray

Lee Miller’s Neck, 1929, from the series Anatomy, photo by Man Ray

I had two desires: desire
to be safe and desire to feel. As though
the world were making
a decision against white
because it disdained potential
and wanted in its place substance:

panels
of gold where the light struck.

(Louse Glück, from ‘Aubade’)

Avevo due desideri: desiderio
di essere al sicuro e desiderio di sentire.
Come se il mondo stesse prendendo
posizione contro il bianco
perché disdegnava il potenziale
e preferiva, al suo posto, sostanza:

pannelli
dorati, dove la luce colpiva.

(trad mia)

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