Just to talk / Bare for at tale – haibun

Just to talk about something, well, really just to talk, I talk about my childhood as a little screw in a big ship and how I grew to become the big pot in which lobsters were boiled for the passengers on 1st class before I retired to this bench in the park. The dog (which I kneaded from darkness – there’s plenty of that around here) looks at me with eyes that suggest I’d call myself his father. »Ha, you don’t fool me, boy. I could never be your father. I’m a human being and you’re a dog«, I say and it seems to understand. It dissolves into the surrounding darkness whence it came and joins the continued invasion of furniture and minds.

under
December’s
moon

December’s
moon

in
a puddle

.

Bare for at tale om noget, eller rettere bare for at tale, taler jeg om min barndom som en lille skrue på et stort skib, og hvordan jeg voksede op til at blive den store gryde, hvori hummerne til passagererne på 1ste klasse kogtes, før jeg pensioneredes til denne bænk i parken. Hunden (som jeg æltede af mørke – der er masser af dét heromkring) ser på mig med øjne, der gerne vil ha’, at jeg kalder mig selv hans far. »Ha, mig narrer du ikke, min dreng. Jeg er et menneske, og du er en hund«, siger jeg og den ser ud som om den forstår. Den opløses i det omkringliggende mørke hvorfra den kom og tilslutter sig den forsatte invasion af møbler og sind.

under
decembers
måne

decembers
måne

i
en vandpyt

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