Sempre vejo a sombra da mulher que sou nas outras.
I give up their desires to hold my empty hands.
Elas passam por mim no centro de Vancouver,
Wearing black coats, femme femininity.
São muitas as mulheres que vejo na rua.
Their backs are a mirage of all that is mysterious, unknown.
Desejo seus cabelos, the texture of their brown fur,
Near my skin. O vento cria semblantes.
Cold, my fingers touch the air, and I walk aimlessly.
Não sei onde você está.
I don’t know who you are.
Losing language porque em sonho.
Desirée Jung's background is in film, creative writing and comparative literature. She is originally from Brazil but a citizen of Canada. She has published translations and poetry in Exile, The Dirty Goat, Modern Poetry in Translation, The Antagonish Review, among others. She has also participated in several artist residencies including the Banff Centre in Canada.
This piece is a mirrored companion to "Sonhos Perdidos"