Edith Södergran: The Shadow of the Future

In order not to die I must be the will to power.

To avoid the fight of the atoms in dissolution.

I am a chemical mass. I know it,

I don’t believe in deceit and soul,

the game of games is so foreign to me.

Game of games, I play you and yet I don’t believe in you for one second.

Game of games, you taste good, you smell wonderful,

but there’s no soul, there never has been.

Deceit, deceit and only play.