Category Archives: Afraid no longer

The Three Swans of 2022

At the primary school, we learnt to write the number 2 visualizing the shape of a swan. I do not know why. To make the tedious repetitive task more appealing? A row of swans in my lined notebook, each one … Continue reading

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No More Afraid

In infancy No more Afraid, of the Void That mother will switch off the lightAnd the Darkness will swallow me whole? No more Afraid, of the Monster That my fairy tale book will fall openAt the page of the horrible … Continue reading

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Linda (is afraid no longer).

No longer afraid of what? Well, read. Linda stepped out of the front door, turned, and almost bumped into a man. “Sorry,” she murmured headphones on, not ready for a conversation. The man was moving his lips; he obviously was … Continue reading

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Desde el palco

Desde el palco se veían las coronillas, los hombros y un cuarto menguante de los rostros cubiertos de la nariz para abajo con las consabidas mascarillas y yo jugaba, antes de que empezara el concierto, a adivinar conocidos entre los … Continue reading

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Même plus peur

À toutes les femmes fatiguées Un cancer ! Rien n’est plus absurde que d’avoir un cancer au milieu d’une pandémie. Alors qu’un petit virus perfide attend le moment propice pour attaquer votre corps, que des gens meurent dans les hôpitaux par … Continue reading

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