Zoë Translates

Poems, original and translated.


An asteroid travels in resonance
With Jovian orbit around the Sun.

Unstable, also invariable,
Caressed by nothing but solar gleam.

A fragment lost in the aftershock
Of wondrous, one-of-its-kind events.

Forgotten, formless, and fossil-like,
It keeps traversing an empty space.

But planets are perturbative.
A touch is usually strong enough

To change its path unexpectedly
Toward a fiery rendez-vous.

That’s how my poem approaches you:
It breaks and falls in a silent night.

Because attraction demands its due.