Brighton, England, 2000

A sad dog is waiting for its owner
outside an off-licence shop.
In its canine eyes, a drunk foretastes
the timelessness of abandonment.

Valentina Gosetti teaches and researches in the field of French literature in the UK, and has completed a Doctorate in French literature at the University of Oxford. She loves poetry and has been writing poems since she can remember. She has a blog on poetry in translation (http://valentinagosetti.wordpress.com) and her Twitter is @GosettiV.

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