Cavafy: finished

by SF

IN fear and suspicions, / in mind disturbed and frightened eyes, / as we melt down we design how to act / to avoid the danger / the unavoidable thus horribly threatening us. / Yet we err, it isn’t this on our way; / false were the messages / (we didn’t listen to them or didn’t rightly sense). / A different disaster, never imagined, / abrupt, rapid falls upon us, / and unprepared as we are – now no time left – tears us apart.

Constantine Cavafy