to you

Gustaf Munch-Petersen: The Lowest Country

it is to you,

I speak –!

 

what are

dreaming animals

and great joy

compared with the noise

of raging stomachs

and pained sexes –?

 

idiocy –!

 

not

do my stomach rage anymore,

and always have I loved,

and not can I still the noise –

 

but it is

to you, I speak –!

- - -

a distant evening,

when you sit calmly

with shared victory between you –,

you may find

another hunger in your blood,

a new longing,

speaking of strange animals

and great joy –,

demanding new fights –