by Alain Lance


Ruelles de rats

Rares les étoiles


Nuit du mal respire

Je crie je

Rêve que j’écris

Entre lointain fracas

Et l’étroite querelle


by Alain Lance


Cul-de-sacs of rats

Scattered stars


Night of shortened breath

I call I

Dream I scrawl

Between distant clamour

And this quarrel closer by

translated from French by Erika Luckert