I am and I am not

I’m drenched in the flood
which has yet to come

I’m tied up in the prison
that has yet to exist

Not having played the game of chess
I’m already the checkmate


Not having entered the battlefield
I’m already wounded and slain

I no longer know the difference
between image and reality

Like the shadow
I am and I am not.


Translated by: Fereydoun Kia