Be­ing Alive

The London Magazine - - MONIZA ALVI - Moniza Alvi

af­ter Jules Su­per­vielle

All be­cause I stepped on the heart of night I find my­self caught in the snare of the stars.

I know noth­ing of the peace that comes to hu­mankind, even my sleep is wolfed down by the sky.

In their ut­ter naked­ness my days are cru­ci­fied, the for­est birds iced-up in the sum­mer air.

Ah! You’re drop­ping, drop­ping from the trees.

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