A Frayed Opus for Strings
by Per Brask and Patrick Friesen, translating from the Danish by Ulrikka S. Gernes

copyright © Danish Copyright © 2015 by Ulrikka S Gernes / English Translation Copyright © 2015 by Per Brask and Patrick Friesen

A FRAYED OPUS FOR STRINGS
and wind instruments
and a lit bicycle shed
in the backyard; all that desire
constrained in shuddering
apartment blocks from where
my mind wanders
on daylong steep mountain paths
only to curl up
against your sleeping back
on a bespoken globe.