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Emmanuel Moses

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Emmanuel Moses is a French writer and author of more than twenty books, including He and I (Oberlin College Press, 2009), Last News of Mr. Nobody (Handsel Books, 2004), and Yesterday’s Mare (Vagabond Press, 2003). He lives in Paris.

by this poet

A little wine
on this deep wound
that opens in the evening
when outside the cars honk
and passerbys laugh
shouting to one another
animated by a gaity
incomprehensible to the one
who watches from behind the shutters.

He daydreams, suddenly absent-minded,
of that woman he met two days before
and murmurs her