Ann Cuthbert




I am going to disappear      (After  César Vallejo)

I am going to disappear one evening when the moon has risen,
though the sky might not be dark. I have seen this.

Looking out of the landing window at 2 a.m. when the moon
has moved from left to right without anyone noticing and the stars,

bored through aeons, have rearranged themselves
into pleasing patterns, I have seen myself disappearing.

And the bed will become cold, the cup will stand unlifted,
the dregs inside will film over, grow skin, as I dissolve.




Ann Cuthbert writes poetry, short stories, travelogues – mainly to keep herself amused. She has also discovered recently that she enjoys performing her work in front of live audiences.

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