A Violent/Sense: The Space With/in Verse

by Jayme Russell

A convergence with From Sense Violence

author Helena Boberg and translator Johannes Göransson

Chapbook from Garden-Door Press

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nature violated

doppade

I mörkvioletta

sammetsklockor

som

öppnats upp

med kniv

dipped

in dark-violet

velvet bells

have been opened up

with a knife

a physical prying open

a cellular mutation

between body and nature

there is no between

toxic blur

Den bestrålade

mannan

som sedan

våcker hennes ansikte

gult

under den

havande

månen

The irradiated

manna

which later

wakes her face

Yellow

beneath the

pregnant

moon

a breaking open

(Det enda jag t ånker år att jag vill utu r min egen kropp)

(The only thing I’m thinking is that I want out of my own body)

a breaking out

Att få flyta bort i en hisande, svartnande, outsåglig dröm

To get to float away in a breathtaking, blackening, unspeakable dream

there is a fluctuation a hover through the thickening smell of the dark garden

like moonlight on water

a living death my hands become strangely white and useless

obrukbara

seeing with no light

Månen syr fast ditt ansikte vid mörkret

The moon sews your face to the darkness

a holding on

a stitch holding

situated in

interstitial tears

: a multicolored eye that cannot see anything

: ett flerfårgat öga som ingenting kan se

a cut-through heart

Påminnande om en genomskuren hj ärna 

dissolving composure

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