Just ahead

Oh come on!
Just go on!
Stop standing about!
Go ahead!

You hear the noise.
The noise of the steps.
Its black flag.
Urging, nerving.

The priest is crying.
Around the grave allying.
The big crowd.
You are behind.

Your silence is flying.
Noises of steps.
Not following anymore.
Silently flying.

Oh come on!
Just go on!
Stop standing about!
Fly ahead!

Benyamin Bensalah

Translated from my Hungarian poem “Csak Tovàbb” (2008)

13.11.2019

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