BLUE OF DELETION

by Alex Valente

Original Italian by Maria Attanasio (1943-), ‘Rosso…’

Red
which now is blade and shears
flaking wall shadow
which grows and ballarìa
– the raft of floundering names –
disoriented West
in the blue of deletion,
maria of declensions,
goodbye.

*ballarìa: in Sicilian, unstable wobbling
**maria: in Sicilian, tide or multitude

Featured image via sabirblog.com

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