THAT MASK

I remember now I remained patient

in the last of the trenches,

my face paralysed,

my fingers frozen on the verge

of that isolated trigger,

but I was always thinking of you,

you were the whore in my head

while the enemy ahead

just wanted me and my comrades dead:

A spoilt bastard I used to be

and no-one intended to impersonate me,

I was the sound of every known human rage,

the fury behind every posh curtain,

all the weight of our souls locked inside an empty cage:

We called it “The Tin Noses Shop”,

mere improvisation to compensate us,

to give us a face already lost.

Masks for facial disfigurement

beyond any age of consent,

no gratitude, no smiles, just more smoke

coming from anyone else’s cigarettes.

No, it was not.

Europe wasn’t our playground anymore,

so, fuck civilization, mates,

and no matter how many flowers

this luminous hospital room may contain,

I just need my left eye back

and a couple of mirrors

to help me shave my pains away behind this mask.

No, Miss Anna Coleman, no,

my plasticine life does not begin here and now

because there is no home for me to go

and there will never be;

I am no pacifist tool for future

plastic surgeries, Madam,

for I have chosen, from now on,

to hide my bones in that opera house

and live the rest of my life

as a fucking celebrity phantom.

 

Poem by Jose Yebra

Photos by Malin Ellisdotter (c) 

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IT BEGAN AT HOME

Aunque mi amiga Malin Ellisdotter haya cerrado su blog, seguimos colaborando en otros medios (Facebook e Instagram). Éste es el último poema que he escrito al que Malin a asignado esta poderosa imagen.

Though my friend Malin Ellisdotter has shut her blog for good, we are still collaborating in other social media (Facebook & Instagram). This is the last poem I have written and Malin has brilliantly matched it with this powerful pic.

IT BEGAN AT HOME

Your fake smiles do not feed my soul
and I do not trust my surface anymore:

we were swimming in the lake
the last day of that rebellion
then there came the lies
our bodies drowning
while we fiercely dispised our useless lungs:

the real nothingness of that fake oxygen;
and well_______
if they had won
why would we have shot our sons
our daughters with discomfort?

Will our wounds be already healed?
Will shallow people finally understand
the meaning of the artful noise
of broken bones?

Nobody knows
and we don’t really mind
as this human parade
is turning people blind_____

SOIL – PHOTOS BY MALIN ELLISDOTTER, POEM BY JOSE YEBRA

November 2, 5 and 10 2017 – 3 images in this slideshow (requires JavaScript). Yesterday I received another poem from my friend José Yebra. Hope you’ll enjoy the reading; I don’t want to feel the soil inside my nostrils anymore. I don’t need your spontaneous violence against everything which bothers your easy way of living. […]

a través de Soil — MALIN E H PHOTOGRAPHY

AGAINST THE WALL (IMAGE BY MALIN ELLISDOTTER & POEM BY JOSE YEBRA)

October 30 2017 – Yesterday I received a poem from my friend José Yebra. Hope you’ll enjoy the reading; (We/They) were all pressed against the wall, no souls implied, no illusions imprisoned: lives stoned to live bloodless among corrupted forces: evil human nature who wants to put an end to thousands of years of suffering, to […]

a través de Against the wall — MALIN ELLISDOTTER H PHOTOGRAPHY