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传染病

Зараза

轮船悬挂先知的长旗,
缓缓驶近开罗港。
从水手的装束便不难猜出,
他们来自东方。

船长忙碌不停,在叫唤,
喉音浓重又刺耳,
交错的船缆间闪动着
黝黑的面孔,红色菲士卡帽。

码头上聚集着一群孩子,
纤瘦的身骨令人疼爱,
拂晓时分他们就来到这里,
观看来客在何处落脚。

仙鹤们在屋顶上蹲坐,
伸长着自己的脖子,
它们比所有人更高,
把一切都尽收眼底。

仙鹤是空中的巫师,
洞悉不少的奥秘:
譬如为什么流浪汉的脸上
会有一块红色的胎记。

仙鹤在屋顶之上哀鸣,
可无人听懂它们的故事:
伴随着香水和丝绸,
传染病正偷偷溜进这座城市。


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