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Andrej Sen-Senkov

GRAPHOLOGY: ALCOR AND MIZAR

an ancient roman soldier
getting his vision tested
had to be able to see
that one of the stars on the handle of the big dipper
was doubled
then he would be taken to look to kill
to peer at to plunder
to examine to rape

starlight struck him twice in the eye
like it was repeating
like it was learning to forge the signature of someone blindingly illiterate

GRAFOLOGIE: ALCOR EN MIZAR

een romeinse soldaat
dient bij een oogtest
te zien
dat aan de steel van het steelpannetje
een dubbelster zit
dan mag hij kijken doden
turen roven
schouwen verkrachten

tweemaal treft het sterrenlicht zijn ogen
net of het zich herhaalt
net of het de handtekening van een oogverblindende analfabeet leert vervalsen

ГРАФОЛОГИЯ: АЛЬКОР И МИЦАР

древнеримский солдат
проходя проверку зрения
должен увидеть
что одна из звезд на ручке ковша большой медведицы
двойная
тогда возьмут смотреть убивать
вглядываться грабить
рассматривать насиловать

звездный свет дважды бьет ему в глаза
словно повторяется
словно учится подделывать подпись кого-то ослепительно неграмотного
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GRAPHOLOGY: ALCOR AND MIZAR

an ancient roman soldier
getting his vision tested
had to be able to see
that one of the stars on the handle of the big dipper
was doubled
then he would be taken to look to kill
to peer at to plunder
to examine to rape

starlight struck him twice in the eye
like it was repeating
like it was learning to forge the signature of someone blindingly illiterate

GRAPHOLOGY: ALCOR AND MIZAR

an ancient roman soldier
getting his vision tested
had to be able to see
that one of the stars on the handle of the big dipper
was doubled
then he would be taken to look to kill
to peer at to plunder
to examine to rape

starlight struck him twice in the eye
like it was repeating
like it was learning to forge the signature of someone blindingly illiterate
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