joi, 29 noiembrie 2012

contrary to popular knowledge,
there are no penguins at the North Pole,
and no white bears at the South Pole.
In other words,
penguins and bears can't be found in the same pole,
but can live together in the same head,
chasing each other,
and trying to put each other in the right place.
So, technically,
the head is neither the South and the North,
it's neither and both,
depending on the perspective
from which the Sun sets.
Or rises.
And the head is actually
the barren landscape
of imaginary penguins and bears,
marching and hunting under polar lights,
sleeping the darkness of a hundred nights.
In the middle of the arctic night,
where does life find its comfort?
Does it sleep under the piles of ice,
or breathe along the winds?
Does at least the wind move,
or is everything frozen
in time
and in white,
a huge space of empty nothing.
Where have the butterflies flown,
when did the rainbows fade,
when did the Sun go under?
Oh, don't tell me there are only polar bears
that live here.
Who bleached all the colours away?

In the middle of the arctic white,
I remember how
a stranger had once tried
to pace a story on the ice,
but the white winds
would always come and blow his steps away,
until I lost him
and he lost himself.