7: goody good
from The giraffe

Sébastien Smirou translated by Andrew Zawacki


Basically I have the freshly squeezed boom of the calf
we throw out with the bathwater that flows
into my ear the giraffe births her sound
offspring into the world standing up (Victoria
Falls if you knew) without crying boom
stand up my buttercup the lions you know
the first prey today was the one born yesterday
if you see what I mean.