PEOPLE WHO WATCH NATURE FILMS TO UNDERSTAND THEMSELVES BETTER
Watching nature films together,
female of the species on the Savannah,
we plan a field trip on the sofa
from one body to the other.
Arms taken out of dress, urging
each other on, finding a rhythm,
beneath your hands.
Talking is just camouflage for forgetting
we should never turn this into language,
we should take the numbers from the clock
and steal the clocks from the walls
until they are mere circles,
depriving us of nothing.
Only this remote point in time
when we lost our shape.
According to the laws of reciprocity
it can keep returning to the start,
Again, arms taken out of
urging each other on
finding a rhythm.
Translated from Dutch by Michele Hutchinson