The Possessed (Le Possédé)

Wrap the sun in a French pancake
Wrap the moon the same
Sleep or smoke or just lie silent
Even be bored if you want

I love you like that
I love you Satan
I love you demon, demon, demon

But if you feel like leaving the shadows
If you’d rather strut your stuff
Jump like a switchblade into the spotlight
With your eyes on fire

I love you like that
I love you Satan
I love you demon, demon, demon

You’re everything to me
You make me happy
Red sun at dawn or black of night
You make me feel good

I love you like that
I love you Satan
I love you demon, demon, demon

–Translated by Jeffrey Dorchen

[Original poem here.]

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