nous arpentons dans les deux sens
le calendrier des hommes
telle une échelle d’horizon
avant d’être invités à franchir
d’un bond le vide qui nous sépare
de notre naissance

we go up and down the human calendar
in both directions
like a ladder against the horizon
until we are asked to breach
in one leap the gap which separates us
from our birth

– From ‘we are unknown guests’, Amina Saïd.

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