Change of hour – Cambio di ora – schimb de oră

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trilingual text: English, translation by Mihaela Jahn, Italian and Romanian by me

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Even the hour is changing
Maybe it’s switching places with the second hand, at least that’s the rumor I heard…
The cuckoos will fly away from grandfather clocks, the roosters will immigrate to the top of sky-scrapers
We won’t be able to find the hour in the clock, God knows where it’s going to move
.
Even the sounds will change
They won’t pour onto the world from clocks
We’ll prefer the mp3 tolling of bells, or set on vibrate
Reduced to a common denominator, not sufficiently common..
.
Even the colors will change from one into another insoluble
Blind
Tiny flash spots, as warts only in mirrors, not on faces
And the eyes will turn inside into the profound
.
Even any, even a.. will pass in the superlative on the opposite sense
In us growing to…

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