Don’t Look for Me

Don't look for me: behind those doors there is no one

Don’t look for me,
You would make an unnecessary effort,
Much ado about nothing, ”
Shakespeare sang,
And I give thanks to the dust,
(day by day),
leaving it dormant
among the crumbling expanses
Of my boundless being.

I am full of furniture,
Of small tables,
Of shelves,
I am full of sacred grounds,
Of altars adorned with gold filigrees,
Where dust celebrates ceaselessly,
His continuous, everlasting, and hieratic passings.

Don’t look for me.

In a moment of madness,
(incredulous even of myself),
I bought a broom…
…And now (and for a bit longer),
As neat as a hospital room,
I hold the shadows in my arms
As if they were daughters of error.

Don’t look for me,
Or, if you really want to,
Throw your looks into the trash:
I am solid, old-fashioned:
Like a captain on the high seas,
After all the heartbreaking fuss,
I know I have to fly, too,
fearful,
Among clouds of grains.
(And there enjoy the honorable salvo,
As the matter sinks and the spirit watches it
overflowing with envy)

Don’t look for me,
Or, if you really want to,
leave the cleaned-up places alone.
(…my hospital is already filthy as a foundation).

Of rules,
morals,
divine, human laws
And stuffed aphorisms,
I chose,
Proud and slender as a figurehead,
The least efficient of the rags.

And if those who eat can only make crumbs,
I will buy presale tickets for Hell.

I’ll buy it by eating every damn piece,
Every raw bread that, from those baskets,
even then,
(I wonder why),
mouths with too short eyesight left over.

Don’t look for me.
You would fatigue.

The mediocre Sunday lunch
isn’t worth any mass…


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Brief literary note on Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing”

William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” is a timeless comedy that delves into the complexities of love, deception, and misunderstandings. At its core, the work explores the philosophical and psychological implications of perception versus reality and the power of language to manipulate our emotions. And the nature of self-deception.

Signs with inscriptions in different languages
Language is the fundamental tool for manipulating our feelings. According to an existentialist view, we are “victims” caged within the prison of language and no longer have any chance to escape from it, even though we are aware of this bondage.

The plot revolves around the romantic entanglements of two couples-Claudius and Hero and Benedick and Beatrice. Misunderstandings and patterns lead to mistaken identities, accusations of infidelity, and, finally, reconciliation. Shakespeare masterfully weaves themes of trust, honor, and the fragility of relationships throughout the play, inviting the audience to reflect on the true nature of love and the impact of our perceptions on our reality.

Through witty dialogue and intricate twists and turns, “Much Ado About Nothing” challenges the characters and the audience to question their assumptions, confront their prejudices, and ultimately discover the transformative power of forgiveness and true love.


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