From loving you, I changed my voice.
My words took on another form. And my life with them.
This love had to be met beyond the body.
Taking this evidence upon my own shoulders: she had no pleasure.
And that's why we talked so
much, as if we'd become supremely attentive to the logical connections
between our words through the secret understanding we had taken
from the impossible embrace.
Translated from the French by Dawn Cornelio