Ce qui est là derrière
What is there behind: the words of departure. The lover is gone, and he leaves behind a woman who recalls her wounds, puts them back into context every time she lays eyes on an object. The apartment, the books, the piano, the purple armchair, the dishes, the rocks, the bookmarks, all accompany us during this long journey. Doors close and open, while the woman knits and wonders if perhaps she didn’t invent the whole thing. The space resists, invaded by what’s absent. The dust settles, accumulates, but it doesn’t take much to revive the memories. Fortunately, there are other presences, Marie-H. and her baby. Fortunately, there are other possible stories.
An essential text for learning how to leave and dust off hearts.
83 pages, 978-2-923530-40-6, Print edition $18.95, PDF/EPub $13.99