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Tic-Tac / The Ticking

The Ticking

I didn’t notice it
until the dark silence
let it in.

Now, that’s all I hear
the alarm clock beating
inside me.

I can’t stop it.
Sometime
I don’t know when

it will go off.

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Tic-Tac

Je ne l’avais pas remarqué
avant que l’obscur silence
le laisse entrer.

Maintenant je n’entends plus que lui
le réveil
qui bat en moi.

Je ne peux pas l’arrêter.
Parfois
(je ne sais pas quand)

Il va sonner.
…………………………………..

Ecrit: 1997
Traduit de l’anglais par Françoise Parouty)
Publié: Triage: 2004; Editions Tarabuste : 2007

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