Poem by Arturo Desimone (Argentina)
Translation by Jack Little (México/UK)
Published in The Ofi Press issue 47
I search so as not to be found, I seek in order to not find
hiding myself from pleasure,
ambiguity over-estimated by intellect, snake,
lousy Concessional intellect, not-virile,
a disencounter machine,
Mule of metal.
Busco para no ser encontrado, busco para no encontrar
escondiéndome del placer,
de la victoria
ambigüedad sobre-estimada por intelecto, serpiente,
pésimo intelecto Otorgal, no-viril,
maquina del desencuentro,
Asno de metal.
Arturo Desimone is currently based between Buenos Aires and the Netherlands. His poems and short fiction pieces have previously appeared in The Missing Slate, The New Orleans Review, Hamilton Stone Review, Counterpunch, Hinchas de Poesía and Acentos Review. A book of poems he wrote during and after travelling in (post) revolution-era Tunisia is forthcoming to be published in Argentina with the poetry publisher Audisea. Desimone's drawings and visual art have exhibited in showing-rooms in Dutch cities.
Image: "Serpent!" by secretlondon123.