against love – #Ben Aleshire

when you finally understand,
your teeth will become
ash
and your eyes
fallen
stardust.

your fingers
will not guide
you anymore -
your direction
was once free and bold,
but now your nose
detects only the odor
of regret
for death.

this verdict
(yours)
is for those who love
the tyranny of the self
in others: your
overvaluation
of love is not a rule -
you share this game
with other traitors.

linear
is the path I walk spontaneously
and my footsteps trust the heart:
my blind steps faithful
to my faithful toll.

 

translated by Ben Aleshire from the italian original version of l’amore contro