1: Got legs
from The giraffe

Sébastien Smirou translated by Andrew Zawacki


My giraffe on the charge its amble and I
are playing around-the-world in slow motion the
slackening the race: getting a leg up
behind and below the ribbon of dust
slips on the sly don't forget your spots
on the way in my mind
too naked you'd blend into the you-would-blend
if you see what I mean.