In the café

This reading was recorded by Alessandro Mistrorigo at Opificio dei Sensi (, in Verona, Italy, on the 27th of September, 2013.

This reading was recorded by Alessandro Mistrorigo for Phonodia in Venice, Italy, on the 10th of October, 2013.

In the café

he sits alone
---------in a landscape of espresso
------------------and wooden chairs, the world
---------is a rag behind him, the afternoon heat
a mangy dog
---------at the door

he balances a pencil
---------on his right index finger
and flip through the pages
-----------------of blood, empty sex and sweet male bodies

in order
--------to feel
the necessary light that will
-----------------give him the energy
to bring his hysterical solitude

from Leaning Against Time (Penn Valley, CA: R. L. Crow, 2004).

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