Lucienne Stassaert

(1936 / Antwerp)

[To get used to the carcass] - Poem by Lucienne Stassaert

To get used
to the carcass

before the death sigh
fills you out -

To get used
to the thought

what if at the stroke of now
your heart ticks out

The outcome
suddenly so close

that you're already close
to being that far

Translated by John Irons


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017



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