The Aftermath / Conséquences

(poème inspiré par Déjeuner du matin de J. Prévert)

le lait regarde le cendrier qui
rend sa dernière toux,

des ordures l’étouffant
le portemanteau grelotte de froid,
désormais nu
le café s’échappe
avec l’eau qui coule
maintenant qu’il est parti

l’amour n’est plus.

-Julia Angeles

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(inspired by J. Prévert’s Déjeuner du matin)

the creamer can only stare as
the ashtray chokes in garbage,
coughing for the final time
the coat rack shivers,
now naked

the coffee runs away
with the water in the sink,
now that he is gone

she misses him.

Aftermath  French (original) /  English
Aftermath

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