Saturday 15 May 2021

Kjell Espmark: 'Cellgluggens snåla ljus'


The miserly light of the cell aperture,

the contemptuous bucket in the corner

and rattle of insects at night –

the belief was universal

that ideas are best hindered by an iron door.

My newspaper was a threat of an earthquake.

The junta never suspected

that the sketch of a world for humans

can be reduced in size

and smuggled in on an ordinary monday

stuck to the leg of a fly.


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