The objects will not be repeated…

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The objects will not be repeated because of their functions.
the lighter burns.
the pen writes.
your memory
occupied the objects
every resistance
must transform the functions of objects
it must be possible to write with the lighter
and light a cigarette with the pen
or one must go even farther
to where objects
reject being in our history
like your eyes
from looking at me
on this snowy night
when snow burns
and fire is cold.

Translated by Lyn Coffin