谢意——乔恩·戴维斯

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谢意

◎呐石

 
忘记每一次轻慢,每一个
转向更有趣事物的脑袋——
红光在窗外翅膀一样闪过,
 
那个女子笑容满面地谈论
世界的苦难。忘记
你的好友讲起的故事
 
那次英勇的公路之旅,忘记
你从塔尔萨开车去往波基普西
而他带着耳机打瞌睡。忘记
 
颁发的荣誉,获奖者的名单。
忘掉证书,你本可本该拥有的
闪亮奖杯,或者你已赢得的。
 
提醒自己从来都不想要它们。
聚光灯只是暂时照耀着你,
你走回到黑暗之中,
 
让空荡的舞台接纳这亮光,
黑色的地板突然少了些许黑色——
蹭痕,灰尘,蓝色胶带——光锥
 
如此完美,静静切割那完美的
无声的黑,而你,隐身于更广的黑,
最终你的拒绝是一种谢意。
 
Gratitude-----by Jon Davis
 
Forget each slight, each head that turned
Toward something more intriguing—
Red flash of wing beyond the window,
 
The woman brightly chiming
About the suffering of the world. Forget
The way your best friend told the story
 
Of that heroic road trip, forgetting that you drove
From Tulsa to Poughkeepsie while he
Slumped dozing under headphones. Forget
 
The honors handed out, the lists of winners.
Forget the certificates, bright trophies you
Could have, should have, maybe won.
 
Remind yourself you never wanted them.
When the spotlight briefly shone on you,
You stepped back into darkness,
 
Let the empty stage receive the light,
The black floor suddenly less black—
Scuff-marks, dust, blue tape—the cone
 
Of light so perfect, slicing silently that perfect
Silent darkness, and you, hidden in that wider dark,
Your refusal a kind of gratitude at last.
 


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