Instruments of the Home

by Salgado Maranhão.
Translated by Alexis Levitin.

the window of the apartment spies
on the home
expressing a language of within
printed on a horizon of beyond
allying itself with the grumbling of the furniture
dismantled, motionless.
in the room
                                          pair up
in a wordless pact
singing their silence
mocking us mortals.