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    Apaisement (Michel Houellebecq)

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    • Tout seul au point du jour - solitude sereine
      Un manteau de brouillard descend de la rivière
      La tristesse a fini par dissiper la haine,
      Je ne suis déjà plus du monde de la matière.

      Hier mon corps scarifié rampait sur le dallage
      Et je cherchais des yeux un couteau de cuisine
      Du sang devait couler, mon cœur gonflé de rage
      Secouait péniblement les os de ma poitrine.

      L'angoisse bourgeonnait comme un essaim de vers
      Cachés sous l'épiderme, hideux et très voraces ;
      Ils suintaient, se tordaient. J'ai saisi une paire
      De ciseaux. Et puis j'ai regardé mon corps en face.

      Tout seul au point du jour - infinie solitude
      La rivière charrie des monceaux de cadavres
      Je plane à la recherche de nouvelles latitudes,
      Un caboteur poussif remonte vers le Havre.

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      All alone at daybreak - serene loneliness 
      A mist coat down the river 
      Sadness eventually dissipate hatred, 
      I'm already in the world of matter.

      Yesterday my body scarred crawling on the pavement 
      And I was looking eye a kitchen knife 
      Blood was pouring my heart swelled with rage 
      painfully shook the bones of my chest.

      Anxiety budding like a swarm of worms 
      Hidden beneath the epidermis, hideous and voracious; 
      they oozed, writhed. I grabbed a pair 
      From scissors. And then I looked at my body in front.

      All alone at daybreak - infinite solitude 
      The river carries heaps of corpses 
      I flat in search of new latitudes 
      A winded coaster dates back to the Havre.

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