A FRENCH GYPSY IN THE LINE-UP TO BE MURDERED FIRST READING THE TAROT FOR MARINE LE PEN
In the Tarocchi of jews and gypsies
the card of the hunger-Moon surfaces,
Hungry dogs of Langued’oc
lap up the moon’s tears with
Licking in a lobster bowl while discussing
the problem of les pauvres, il y a des pauvres
en la France
red is rage,
from depths of the pool,
Ready to sting
the careless mobster
toi pute, n’est pas sure
mais, Marine vous etez fille de Lapin
Sans aucune doute.
Et un lupe sous la loupe
donnez du lait au Romulus ton tueur
futur et présent.
No, no one is out —
The Lapins, the hares
keep their pelts in this winter.
Meet them on the Langue d’ Oc roads of thorns
if you can,
against the queen of the Lapins:
for the raccoon or the buffoon, then take your jewels, stash them and hide.
Forest is cleverer, and not even nature’s oldest living labyrinth,
count the corals in the abyss. Lament. Lamentez vous! Poids en cement
a shining path cuts feet,
the fog is the History of Nature and of men.
But the Alp mountains, to the contrary,
are tattle tales, and give you away.
An adder seems to always smile
Arturo Desimone, Arubian-Argentinian writer and visual artist, was born in 1984 on the island Aruba which he inhabited until the age of 22, when he emigrated to the Netherlands. He is currently based in Argentina while working on a long fiction project about childhoods, diasporas, islands and religion. Desimone’s articles, poetry and short fiction pieces have previously appeared in CounterPunch, Círculo de Poesía(Spanish) Acentos Review, New Orleans Review, DemocraciaAbierta, The Missing Slate and BIM Magazine in the Caribbean.