“Outside the Body” – Yona Wallach

from Wild Light, translated by Linda Zisquit

Outside the Body
Yona Wallach

The hypnotist was here
she spoke of the body tired from all the years
serving and doing things for us
and I went out from the body
and sat on the edge of the bed
looked at it
and climbed up to lick it
stroke it
take care of it.