Papillon

They chained you

Made you know

Inside and out

What it is like

To be rock

They taught you

The secret hardnesses of time

The Gorgon Face

Of the clock

You made love

To the death of hope

And a little water

And a little bread

Was given

To strengthen you

Into the shrill mockery of the sea

You count the waves

As an abacus of escape

The Sun is a church bell

That will never ring

And the Jailor

Creeps

And

Beats

His way

Into your blood

But you are the twisted key

That will unlock

That will teach

All the shivered cripples

How to run

How to be free

Dan Corjescu teaches at the University of Tübingen’s “Studium Professionale” Program

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