Juan Octavio Prenz - PROCRUSTES, 1

Every morning, just in case, as soon as you open your eyes,
you stretch and bend your legs with practised movements,
even though the shapes and dimensions of so many beds are well known to you,
as are some roads where a highwayman will never lurk.

To you, this almost perfect mastery of your body is like a miracle.

But the world is full of surprises.
It is good to be prepared, you say to yourself.

You never know.

translated by Novica Petrovic