And the first time I saw you

And the first time I saw you
A Sodomite valley where the heat is great opened to me
This is the way to prevent my Jerusalem from collapsing at once
Into her own ruins
For, son of man, the set time is coming ---

Huge breasts now sweep away your fantasy
Obsession - one word -
Was observed by me through that blurred window

Like a poor wanderer on the lowest step
Rain and sun beat my flesh
And my brain get emptied and open ---

A kiss is born on my lips for a virtual passer-by
---
Grubby children as in the film annoy her

Do say a key sentence
Say it first
The blood vessels widen ---
And the body now relaxes


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Translated from the Hebrew by the author, © 1996 Ella Bat-Tsion