50532 - The strange animal

N. Lygeros
Translated from the Greek by Athina Kehagias
Narration: Eleni Karpouzis

The first time we saw
the strange animal
it was upon the carpet
at the feet of the bookcase.
Its very existence in itself surprised us.
Because we thought its origin
was from a region
where barbarism had forbidden
any depiction.
However some had resisted
and had protected
this part of nature,
because they would’ve miss it
if they hadn’t done so.
That’s how we were able
to see it upon the Persian rug
next to the naked sun
of the Foundation.
That’s how the secret path
of the enigma