Home #Blue Nib Issues Issue 42 | July 2020 | The poetry of Traian T. Coșovei in translation.

The poetry of Traian T. Coșovei in translation.

The gleam of the knife

All my life I’ve been signaling my man in the mirror.

All my life I’ve been lighting his cheap cigarettes

at the flame of family photos.

With a sponge drenched in vinegar, for years

I’ve been wiping away his tears, his eyes, his address.

Now the mirror has darkened like the silver

of our old tea service. 

In the noon light, his face seems a giant fisheye,

a deep sea creature hurled tossed onto the shore.

In its waters, the mi...

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