“Où vas-tu, Seigneur?”, Leila Samarrai

“Où vas-tu, Seigneur?”, Leila Samarrai

A happy game
a first strike
with a ball
in Paris
a first turn
turn around
play begins
in Paris

“Où vas-tu, Seigneur?”

The crying stops
the laughter stops
the clocks stop
the dance stops
the ball stops
in midair
breaths are held
the seeds of terror sown
in Paris

“Mais, oùétais-tu, Seigneur?”

The jackals and scoundrels
are exposed…
to a fallen mankind
It is the end of the world.
It has begun…

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