Robert Șerban reads a poem from his new book, Hidden in transparency (Ascuns în transparență, Polirom, 2017), which he co-authored with his friend, the painter Pavel Vereș.
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God doesn’t show up in everybody’s picture
but if you are lucky enough to catch the right angle
the perfect light and if you press the shutter at the right time
then you got him.
it’s like fishing
only that this time the bait is you
and the man with his thumb up
is a sort of Saint John wearing Wrangler and sport shoes.
on the computer
God is clearer and he even seems happy
you got him online
on social media
he ’s got email, YouTube, and torrents
something he never dreamed of
keep him permanently online
you will find out in an instant
that the rest of the world loves you more and more
a neverending communion
like after like after like
Translated by Cezar Gheorghe & Emanuela Ignățoiu-Sora