Friday 23 September 2022

Bernlef: 'Een druppel'


A drop


A drop is flung onto

a heated hotplate

enlivened by evaporation

the drop sputters on

determinedly sizzles

and splits

into smaller drops

then divides into

spitters and spatters

in the madly dancing

hope of escaping

the furious fire

to remain still a drop

just the merest droplet

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