‘Safety Lock’ by Louis Aragon
Hand caught in the door
Stuck tight old boy stuck tight
In other words
The password please
Now I hold the key
The bolt begins to twist like a tongue
Trans. Michael Benedikt
Source: Aragon, Louis. “Safety Lock.” The Poetry of Surrealism, edited by Michael Benedikt. Boston: Little, Brown and Co, 1974, p. 151.
Photo: Gerace, Joe. “Stuck Tight Old Boy Stuck Tight” Nov. 14, 2020. JPG.