The collector of debt

by Andrada Costoiu

We doubt everything,
Except you.
We can’t deny you even if we wish,
Your work is written in blood.

You inspire me.
You bring us great spiritual transfiguration,
You bring us love, desire,
You bring us life.

You’re shaking, spinning and trembling with giddy generations. 
You define the past with its theories and progress,
And the future with its visions and its dreams.
Time: the collector of debt,
Now and then,
From me, from you, from all of us.


Forget the petty,
Focus on life,
Focus on you.
The history of you matters,
Even if it’s ordinary,
Even if it’s chaos or anarchy. 
You add to US,
Even in the hours of your unconscious sleep.

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