Translated by Scott Shanahan
Purgatory 33 (after Dante) / Purgatori 33
Open your chest to the truth that's coming,
hand out your hands, leave your heart wide open,
expand your brain, crack up your head,
sharpen your mouth, and ears, and nostrils.
Tear down your eyelids and show me your eyes:
rip off your soul, make it large!
An alien just touched down in your balcony
ships and all.Translated by Scott Shanahan