The Poet's Princess

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BOOK FOUR: RONDO. Interlude

Is the world, I took refuge in, safe enough? Isn’t it flashing at me its blandishing colours to lure me into a trap?

What if it were a lark? A lowly deceit? A carnivorous plant tempting me with its voracious mandibles disguised as tender petals?

What if Jean-François were a vampire? A dream draining me of my force?

What if I could never become myself ? If I could never live out my own life again?

What if I were condemned to carry my poet in me forever, feeding him on my flesh and blood?

Once again, I close my eyes and wrap up my anguish in the words.

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