Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Kjell Espmark: 'Glömskan är glupsk'


Forgetting is voracious.

The one who turns his back on the past

will be hollowed out from behind without noticing it.

Without seeing how what has been and is to be

exist here now and claim us.

You who rest with your head against my arm

while conversing intimately in the dark

still live in a distant city

with some other man. So much longer

we must go on searching for each other!

In the meantime I continue working

on my book about the anatomy of forgetting.

Note how the mirror has been emptied of memories.


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