Sunday 2 May 2021

Kjell Espmark: 'Det var jag som tolkade brahmiskriften'


I was the one who deciphered the Brahmi script

and made the Edicts of Ashoka speak from the stone –

unknown centuries suddenly stood ajar.

But those I had forced to speak up

came furiously storming out of their past

and robbed me of my son.

My only description of him

is that he is a few days old

and has a crown of reddish down.

What helps me not to forget

is this constant headache –

like the clattering of hooves

from those who repeatedly abduct my son.


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