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Boris A. Novak, A poem dedicated to a killed journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

Boris A. Novak

BILLIARDS IN MALTA:

A MIRRORING MEMORY OF DAPHNE CARUANA GALIZIA 

 

 

1          Monday, October 16th, 2017, was a usual working day for Malta. 

2          The weather was warm, 24ºC, the Sun unloaded its light shipload. 

3          The northeaster played billiardschasing little clouds over the blue altar.

 

4          At 3 PM an invisible billiard cue stick flicked a car from the road.  

5          After the blast Peugeot 108 simply vanished from the asphalt.

6          A car crash? A slip down? Broken brakes? Who knows? That's Malta.

 

7          People froze in shining shelters, seagulls panicked squeaking their alt.    

8          Nobody knew what happened. Everybody knew. The world came to a halt.  

9          In Malta billiard players always disappear into the blue.

             

10        A young man came running from the neighbouring house. That's Matthew.

11        Tin projectiles digged shallow, smouldering craters like in a sci-fi.      

12        80 metres from the road Matthew found scattered remains of his mother  

 

13        Daphne Caruana Galizia. She was a journalist. And that is why 

 

12        80 meters from the road Matthew found scattered remains of his mother.

11        Tin projectiles digged shallow, smouldering craters like in a sci-fi.    

10        Three young men will always search for their mother: Andrew, Paul & Matthew.

 

9          In Malta billiard players with their billi000ns always disappear into the blue.    

8          Nobody ever knows. Everybody knows. The world comes to a halt.  

7          People freeze in shining shelters, seagulls panick squeaking their alt.       

 

 

6          A car crash? A slip down? Broken brakes? Who knows? That's Malta.

5          After the blast Peugeot 108 simply vanished from the asphalt.

4          At 3 PM an invisible billi000n cue stick flicked a car from the road.           

 

3          The northeaster gained billi000nschasing little zer000es over the blue altar.

2          The weather was warm, 24ºC, the Sun unloaded its light shipload. 

1          Monday, October 16th, 2017, was a usual working day for Malta. 

 

 

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