Read Poem: Hypersensitivity, by Mathilde Renault

c’est être au milieu d’un océan
et vouloir ressentir toujours plus
provoquer les vagues
faire danser la houle
puis s’y perdre
s’y noyer
submergé par l’écume
surpris par le trop plein

c’est nager dans l’océan
s’égratigner contre un rocher
s’éloigner, grimaçant au contact de l’eau salée
puis revenir à ce rocher,
se blesser encore
plus fort
plus profondément
après tout, on l’a un peu cherché

c’est regarder l’océan
l’admirer au loin
le détester

c’est être l’océan.

is being in the middle of the ocean
and wanting to feel more
provoking the waves
making the swell dance
then getting lost
submerged by the foam
surprised by the deluge

is swimming in the ocean
scratching ourselves on a rock,
getting away, flinching because of the salt water
then coming back to that rock
hurting ourselves again
after all, we were asking for it

is looking at the ocean,
admiring from a distance
envying it
loving it
hating it

is being the ocean.

Author: poetryfest

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