Every Cell

I’ve forgotten all the things 

My heart still remembers.

You’ve been dragged out of me —

Soul and every cell

.

Life has made the dream colored desire 

So bitter and dull.

Every season brought 

A new reason to let go

Of my favorite smile

.

Copies of you walk by — I feel you

In the duration of a sigh.

You

In the memories buried for months.

Carbon copies, semi-truths —

I see you

In all the men I will never sleep with

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ML

Prayer

Fall upon me with all the strength I’ve never known,

Bury your claws in my skin.

Bleed the fever

That lights up the world

.

Fever that lies to death,

Fever that traps all luck;

Such warm, lying fever.

A fever to kill you without a feeling.

Fever to make me doubt my humanness 

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Vinícius Pessoa

Loosely translated by Lira

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ML

Visage

​My heart has hardened… Silver

Moons float up on a circular flow.

Rosy clouds come into the ghostly sphere.

My heart has hardened — the Cupid’s bow

Should stay untouched and sealed 

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ML