Vladimir Levchev - MILAN

Mustafa eats fire
with a stone face
in the shadow of the Flamboyant Gothic.
The cathedral has hidden the sunset.

The crowd in the square
applauds Mustafa.

The green snake sign hisses at the cathedral.
With its stars and wind,
the night attacks the sunset.

The moon is red and slow.
The building are already dark.
Mustafa is Italian.

Translated by the author with Tom Philips