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Underground Station / Station Souterraine

Below the summer street
of sleeveless shirts
and baseball caps
of cellphones ringing

below the orange, red,
and purple hair
of tattooed boys & girls
on skateboards surfing

the bolted columns stand
like the trunks of steel trees
against the rumbling wind
of passing trains.

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Sous la rue estivale
de chemises sans manches
et casquettes de base-ball
de portables qui sonnent

sous les cheveux oranges
rouges et violets
de garçons et filles tatoués
surfant sur des planches

les colonnes boulonnées se dressent
telles des troncs d’arbres d’acier
contre le grondement du vent
des trains qui passent.

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2002. Traduction: Françoise Parouty)
Publié : Tarabuste Editions, 2007

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