Poems

In itself

In itself
like mirrors, lakes
polaroids
instant revelations
like a film looks
24 times per second
24 frames
in the dark room
I am 400 ISO flying
no solutions in sight

Translation notes

We had no solution, unfortunately, for the final line's 'cem', meaning 100, which also sounds like 'sem', without.

400 ASA is 'fast' film, used in low-light conditions; now called ISO.

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