mornings really did resemble a coexistence

by Goran Čolakhodžić


mornings really did resemble a coexistence

mornings really did resemble a coexistence
between man and this planet: they dawned early
selected crops blossomed prudently providing
food for untamed bees 

in the afternoon the great plain stretched out 
above it implacably grew great columns of clouds

islands of purely random disturbances
promised to be here at dusk, that 
revival of fear 

a silence so profound it made a droning sound

we felt how the plain paid no heed to
neither villages nor towns

in the evening huge storms ravaged the regions
beyond the reach of our eyes legs days 

we’d lock the doors early
sleeping in shifts, aware
that the metallic rustle of rain on the leaves
conceals the footsteps of that which goes in the night