Three Poems by Daniel Aristi

Bellyglass

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ventreverre

si les femmes enceintes avaient des ventres transparents pour arrêter les guerres.
ceci arriva un jour et c’était une bonne chose:
la silhouette de l’enfant multipliée par cent
par les phares d’une voiture qui passe contre la façade
d’un bâtiment, vivant.

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bellyglass

if women with child had transparent bellies to stop wars.
this happened one day and was a good thing:
the baby silhouette magnified a hundredfold
by the lights of a passing car against the façade
of a brownstone, alive.

 

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Closing down a secret service

Beware them connoisseurs,
Those who appreciated a cold war
like a cold beer those thinking-tongues
Slavic with the verb at the end.
They know they say, how the visible world
is this palafitte fishing village on stilts
all too ready to crumble into the marsh […]


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heyou

it’s the Arctic of you.
I cannot stand, when you lift me by the scruff.
through carpeted hotel corridors I want to torch.
for you to notice me. […]


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Daniel Aristi was born in Spain. He studied French Literature and Economics. He lives now in Switzerland with his wife and two children. Daniel’s work has been recently featured or is forthcoming in Puerto del Sol, Berkeley Poetry Review, and Fiction Southeast.