Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Kjell Espmark: 'Det sägs att jag är efterbliven'


It’s said that I am backward

because I never learnt to read.

But you understood I was simply scared

of all that lurks between the words.

What frightens me about you too

is all the evil contained in a ballpoint pen.

But as for letters, I love them.

I sometimes go off to the library

and stuff my pockets full of them.

The sun itself is made of letters.

Ssssun – then it fizzed.

when it entered my wet chest.

I am glad that you understood.

And I read in my own way, with my hands.

No one here in Östergarn

can repair a bike like I can.


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