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Legend of the body

Legend of the body 

Well, I was gone 
it was on the day the mouth widened open in front of 
a vacant audience 
a hall world, devoid of ears 
and started shouting

As it happened
the hearing merits were sealed 
and the hall world faded out to mute 
and silence was hovering over the face of the earth
a white silence
well bleached 

You know,
unlike a wedding dress
like Butoh dancers
white linen cloths with a pinch of pure soul within 
white washed face
and a drizzling drop of blood that escaped the ear's cave
all of that, in front of a vacant audience 
Do you know how it feels to shout in front the hollow hall world
Familiar with the colossal reverberation?   
If the hall world does not mute 
the eardrum could explode
there is no voice, nor any that answers  
you stand alone in the life capsule 
open wide within a body

translated by Nadavi Noked

from: Tractate of faces, Ahshav publisher, Israel, 2015

Copyright © Lali Tsipi Michaeli | Year Posted 2017


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