Property Title

A length of rope

ties an abandoned boat to the world.

The water that rocks it and puts it to sleep,

is the water pulling it apart.


Translation of Olivia Lott

What’s left of the boat

won’t make up its mind to be a lake or a shore;

just a body rooted in sisal twine that,

while breaking,


and waits,


and waits.


Abandonment is the property of drift.



Translation of Olivia Lott