Nightmare no. 106

Volonte fotografo milanoTreasure Island
It’s just a city in the middle of the desert
An oasis visible only at night
Pyramids overlooking the Grand Canal
The stars above are watching
Starlets who walk down on the sidewalks
Blinding billboards are tall as palaces
People who are already blind
We’re all in a state of hallucination
The hurried pace, the bleak breath
Run, Run
From a gambling hall to the other
They flow like rivers
Bourbon flows on the ice
And big fingers on the naked skin of girls
Dancing on the poles
The blood flows
And time
A woman holds a basket close to her breast
Like it was a child
It’s full of coins
Her eyes lost
The heart gone crazy
My beat, as well, is accelerated
I’ve traveled a thousand miles
From the green mountains through the valley of death
Treasure Island
My hotel room is bigger than my apartment
I’m alone
32nd floor
The pools, from up here, look like many enchanting ponds
In blue-green color
I’m dazed and confused
Thoughts that never leave me, memories I would not live
The inquietude of this solitude
I’m surrounded and stabbed
Never like today
I go out into the night, the day of this latitude
The heat in the street is unbearable
A human flow draws me into a hall
Infinite rows of gaming machines
Neon and bells
Carpets and glittering gold everywhere
Men and women
I’m going out of my mind, I’m afraid I’m damned
Treasure Island
It’s a trap, it’s a mistake
It’s hard to get off from this nightmare
Here the night is so long
I’m staggering looking for the final hope
The only way out
The light

L’isola del tesoro
E’ solo una città nel mezzo di un deserto
Un oasi visibile solamente di notte
Le piramidi si affacciano sul Canal Grande
Le stelle in alto stanno a guardare
Stelline camminano sui marciapiedi
Insegne alte come palazzi accecano
Gente che già non vede nulla
Tutti in stato d’allucinazione
Il passo affrettato, il respiro affannato
Corri, corri
Da una sala da gioco all’altra
Scorrono come fiumi
Scorre il bourbon sul ghiaccio
E le grosse dita sulla pelle nuda delle ragazze
Ballano sui pali
Scorre il sangue
E il tempo
Una donna tiene stretto al petto un cestino
Come fosse un bambino
E’ pieno di monete
Gli occhi persi
Il cuore impazzito
Anche il mio batte forte
Ho viaggiato mille miglia
Dalle montagne verdi, attraverso la valle della morte
L’isola del tesoro
La mia camera d’albergo è più grande del mio appartamento
Sono solo
32° piano
Le piscine, da qui, sembrano tanti laghetti incantati
Nel colore azzurro-verde
Sono stravolto e confuso
Pensieri che non mi lasciano, ricordi che non vorrei vivere
L’inquietudine di questa solitudine
Circondato e trafitto
Mai come ora
Esco nella notte, il giorno di questa latitudine
Il caldo in strada è insopportabile
Un flusso umano mi trascina i un salone
File infinite di macchine da gioco
Neon e campanelli
Moquette e oro luccicante ovunque
Uomini e donne
Mi gira la testa, ho paura di essere perduto
L’isola del tesoro
E’ una trappola, è un errore
Da quest’incubo è difficile uscire
Qui su la notte è lunghissima
Barcollo cercando l’ultima speranza
L’unica via
La luce
_ Hugh S. Graves _

Image info:
“Nightmare no. 106”
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 1994
© Massimo S. Volonté

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I’m happy just to dance with you

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I think I’ll love you too,
I’m so happy when you dance with me.
I don’t want or need to hold your hand,
if it’s funny try to understand,
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’cause I’m happy just to dance with you
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’cause I’m happy just to dance with you
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“I’m happy just to dance with you”
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