Apr 282014

So, mi main primo, most decidedly while drunk, confided a secret wish to see some of his poetry, which he probably also only showed me under the duress of brown liquor, translated into Hebrew. How can a man refuse such a thing? Esto es para ti, vato.

ראיין פלורס
הם של

הוּא הָאוֹהֵב
אֶת הָאֲפֵלִים וְהָעֲצוּמִים
—אֶת מְתִיקוּתוֹ הַשְּׁחוֹרָה הַשְּׁנוּנָה
שֶׁל הַרּוּם הַכֵּהֶה הֶעָבֶה, אֶת
בְּשָׂרָוֹ, הַסָּגֹל כַּחֲצוֹת, שֶׁל
הַזַּיִת; אֶת הַלַּיִל.
הִיא הָאוֹהֶבֶת
אֶת כָּל הַחַיִּים, הִרְהוּרִים.
שֶׁל שִׂמְחָה. שֶׁל צַח וְאָדֹם,
כְּעוֹר מְאֻפָּר, הַנִּמְתָּח
עַל הַדָּם הַזּוֹרֵם הַנִּצְרָב
עַל־יְדֵי הַלֵּבָב הַלּוֹהֵט
הֵם הַפְּזִיזוּת שֶׁל שְׂרֵיפַת פַח אֶשְׁפָּה.

  2 Responses to “ראיין פלורס, הם של”

  1. This is as badass as anything I could’ve hoped for. It’ll be hard to top this, so I guess it’s all downhill from here. But seriously, thanks.

  2. It’s all been downhill since we dropped hot and screaming from our mama’s bellies. But sometimes there’s a thing worth taking in as you roll down.

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