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from the June 2008 issue

after pompeii

I borrow a stocking
pull it down over my eyes


today I see
as I can't be seen


I feel like the dog
at pompeii
shrouded in lava


it is written that the time will come
when we see each other
face to face


Translations of "surd ca o bute," "după pompei," "claustrofobie." Copyright 2006 Mariana Dan. Translations copyright 2008 by Mariana Dan and Adam J. Sorkin. All rights reserved.

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