Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hezy Leskly (1952-1994)


If you want spaghetti bolognese
you’ll get all the spaghetti bolognese in the world.
If you want all the spaghetti bolognese in the world,
you’ll just barely get an envelope with this note:
“The bolognese package was lost en route
from Haifa to Marseilles;
Maybe it was lost at sea
Maybe it was snatched by wild Uzbeks
Maybe it exploded accidentally.”

If you want love,
You’ll just barely get a blank
empty envelope.
After weeping and sleeping you’ll figure out
that you can
use this empty envelope
and put something in it:
Maybe a glass shard
Maybe a bent ring
Maybe a lock of hair. Something.

If you ask for an empty envelope,
you’ll get love,
all the love in the world.

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