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Not a red rose or a satin heart.

I give you an onion.
It is a moon wrapped in brown paper.
It promises light
like the careful undressing of love.

Here.
It will blind you with tears
like a lover.
It will make your reflection
a wobbling photo of grief.

I am trying to be truthful.

Not a cute card or a kissogram.

I give you an onion.
Its fierce kiss will stay on your lips,
possessive and faithful
as we are,
for as long as we are.

Take it.
Its platinum loops shrink to a wedding-ring,
if you like.

Lethal.
Its scent will cling to your fingers,
cling to your knife.

Valentine, Carol Ann Duffy

Non una rosa rossa o un cuore di seta.

Ti do una cipolla.
E’ una luna avvolta in carta marrone.
Promette luce
come il premuroso spogliarsi dell’amore.

Qui
Ti accecherà di lacrime
come un amante.
Renderà il tuo riflesso
fotografia tremolante di pena.

Sto cercando di essere vera.

Non un biglietto carino o un messaggio baciato.

Ti do una cipolla.
Il suo bacio impietoso rimarrà sulle tue labbra,
possessivo e fedele,
come siamo noi,
finché saremo noi.

Prendila.
Il suo cerchio d’argento si stringe in una fede,
se vuoi.

Letale.
Il suo aroma resterà attaccato alle tue dita,
attaccato al tuo coltello.

Valentine, Carol Ann Duffy

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