L’abysse terreux


, p. 27-29.

Il voulait venir ici depuis longtemps. Cette maison, ce petit havre de paix, où l’air respirait encore la pureté d’un lieu dénué des souillures urbaines. Sa sœur avait eu raison de choisir ce lieu comme dernière tentative de rétablissement, ses poumons rongés par un mal inconsolable. Elle en avait eu assez de la ville. Le temps avait suivi son cours. Sa mort fut impitoyable, ses dettes aussi.

Le regard perdu dans les branchages des quelques arbres restants, il s’attarda au loin sur les hautes structures d’habitation qui surplombaient le paysage, des monticules de blocs de pierre à perte de vue. Le soleil flânait à travers les bâtiments et seulement quelques rayons trouvaient leur chemin parmi ces forteresses. Pour un moment, il en était loin. Un instant rien que pour lui, pour penser une dernière fois à elle. Un frisson. Quelques larmes et comme seul allié le silence d’un corps de cendre désormais insondable. Ses pensées figées, son corps abattu par les dernières semaines éprouvantes, il restait là devant la fenêtre à songer à sa propre mort.

Pendant ce temps, à son insu, un déferlement d’informations alarmantes faisait rage dans les médias. Une nouvelle loi précipitée, le Principe D-12. Après plusieurs concertations privées et études approfondies, le gouvernement devait libérer de l’espace dans le territoire. Les habitations développées en hauteur avaient atteint leur limite et la demande était trop élevée. Comme solution, les cimetières. Ils seraient déplacés dans un lieu souterrain, isolé et bien organisé, mais uniquement si l’on payait le prix indiqué; sinon le feu s’en occuperait.

Lorsqu’il fut de retour à son appartement, il avait encore les yeux bouffis et l’haleine de quelqu’un qui vient de prendre sa première vraie cuite au whisky. Il ne prit même pas la peine de défaire ses bagages ni de prendre le journal. Le café l’appelait. Il but de lentes gorgées espacées par des soupirs qui seuls venaient rompre le silence de sa cuisine. Machinalement, il ouvrit la radio, écouta attentivement. Un bruit fracassant. Sa tasse de café brisée en morceaux au sol. Ses yeux exorbités, son souffle court. Soudain, son esprit qui cheminait à travers l’absence se heurta à la réalité. Une annonce de dernière minute. Un bref topo de la nouvelle loi. Il ne restait que vingt-quatre heures pour confirmer la sauvegarde ou la destruction des défunts.

C’est à ce moment précis qu’il perdit la tête et il ne fut pas le seul.

L’unique chose qui lui vint à l’esprit était de courir. Sans prendre le temps de réfléchir, il sortit de chez lui. Il n’était pas préparé à voir ce qui se déroulait à l’extérieur et dans les rues avoisinantes. Dans son élan, il s’arrêta. Une dizaine d’hommes et de femmes avaient subi la même déflagration ce matin. On entendait des claquements de portes et plusieurs démarraient leurs voitures ou prenaient leurs bicyclettes. Certains restaient immobiles à l’entrée de leur maison, ne sachant trop que faire, leurs yeux effarés. La plupart réagissaient, comme une vibration qui aurait happé la population environnante. Dans un second souffle, il reprit la cadence. Il s’empara de la pelle tordue restée là depuis l’hiver, et se précipita vers le cimetière où sa sœur était enterrée. En prenant le chemin à travers les stationnements, il devrait arriver plus vite. Durant sa course, il rencontra plusieurs visages familiers, des amis, des connaissances et d’autres qu’il n’avait encore jamais vus courir de sa vie.

Haletant et agité, il trouva enfin ce qu’il cherchait. Armé de sa pelle et de toute la volonté de sa vie, il se mit à creuser et encore creuser. Le plus vite possible, en gardant le rythme, pour oublier que plus rien n’avait de sens aujourd’hui. Malgré la terre sous les ongles et les mains écorchées par les pierres. Ne pas penser à la peur. Ne pas regarder autour, ne pas écouter les autres qui, comme lui, creusaient pour sauver ce qui restait des morts. Sauvegarder leur honneur, préserver leurs racines. Ses mains tremblaient. Ses épaules n’en pouvaient plus. Son corps le priait de cesser, mais s’il s’arrêtait maintenant, il n’aurait plus la force de continuer. Il voyait ceux qui abandonnaient par manque de force, trop accablés par la situation. Il ne pouvait l’accepter.

Des hélicoptères se faisaient déjà entendre au loin. Les autres commençaient à se demander s’ils devaient partir et sauver leur peau.

Un vent se leva et fit frissonner les derniers espoirs qui planaient dans le cimetière.

Il le sentait, il y était presque. Il fit un calcul rapide. Le trou faisait environ cinq pieds de profondeur, malgré l’inexactitude de son ouverture, il aurait déjà dû voir l’urne. Il acheva de creuser avec ses mains, pour inspecter. Rien. Il examina une autre tombe. Une femme lui confirma ce qu’il redoutait. Rien. Un vent de protestation grandit de plus en plus. Les tombes étaient toutes vides. Étourdi et décontenancé, il resta prostré devant la pierre tombale où il lisait le nom de sa soeur. C’était impossible. Quelques semaines auparavant, il avait vu l’urne descendre dans cette prison de terre. Au moment où il prit conscience que les hélicoptères avaient atterri, il comprit qu’il n’avait plus de temps. Quelqu’un l’agrippa par-derrière. Son visage se fracassa sur le sol. La frénésie du début se transforma en panique. Des coups de feu, le silence et puis la peur. Les mains menottées, les larmes aux yeux, il suivit le soldat vers la camionnette qui l’emmènerait loin d’ici.

Comme beaucoup d’autres, il laissa derrière lui un trou béant et la rage à l’intérieur. 

 

48 thoughts on “L’abysse terreux

  1. Thanks for sharing excellent informations. Your web-site is very cool. I’m impressed by the details that you have on this site. It reveals how nicely you perceive this subject. Bookmarked this web page, will come back for extra articles. You, my friend, ROCK! I found simply the info I already searched all over the place and simply could not come across. What a perfect website.

  2. I’d have to examine with you here. Which is not one thing I usually do! I take pleasure in reading a post that may make folks think. Additionally, thanks for permitting me to comment!

  3. It is in reality a nice and useful piece of information. I’m happy that you shared this useful info with us. Please stay us informed like this. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Admiring the commitment you put into your website and in depth information you present. It’s awesome to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same outdated rehashed material. Excellent read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  5. I just want to say I am just beginner to blogging and absolutely savored this blog site. Almost certainly I’m planning to bookmark your blog post . You definitely have wonderful stories. Regards for sharing your web site.

  6. I just want to say I’m all new to blogs and seriously savored this blog. More than likely I’m want to bookmark your blog post . You certainly have good posts. Regards for revealing your web-site.

  7. I wanted to create you that little bit of remark just to say thanks a lot over again about the unique solutions you have documented on this page. This is really particularly open-handed of people like you to deliver without restraint precisely what most people could possibly have marketed as an e book to earn some cash on their own, most importantly considering the fact that you could have tried it in the event you considered necessary. The suggestions additionally acted to be a fantastic way to fully grasp the rest have the identical fervor just as my own to see more and more with regard to this matter. I am sure there are thousands of more enjoyable times ahead for people who discover your blog post.

  8. Terrific paintings! This is the kind of info that should be shared around the internet. Disgrace on the seek engines for not positioning this submit higher! Come on over and visit my website . Thank you =)

  9. hey there and thank you for your info – I’ve certainly picked up anything new from right here. I did however expertise several technical issues using this site, since I experienced to reload the web site a lot of times previous to I could get it to load properly. I had been wondering if your web hosting is OK? Not that I am complaining, but sluggish loading instances times will sometimes affect your placement in google and can damage your quality score if ads and marketing with Adwords. Well I am adding this RSS to my email and could look out for much more of your respective intriguing content. Ensure that you update this again soon..

  10. I was wondering if you considered changing the layout on the blog? It is extremely well written; I adore the things you got to suggest. Nonetheless maybe you could a little bit more in terms of content therefore people may well connect with it much better. You have got an awful lot of words for just having 1 or 2 graphics. Maybe you could space against each other far better? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74A-RD7spNY

  11. I was exploring for some time for the high quality articles or blog posts within this particular place . Researching in Bing I ultimately found this site. Reading this info Well, I am grateful expressing that I provide an extremely just right unusual feeling I found out just what exactly I want to. I most surely will guarantee to do not ignore this site and supplies it a look on a constant basis.

  12. What i do not understood is actually how you are no longer actually a lot more neatly-favored than you may be right now. You’re very intelligent. You understand thus significantly on the subject of this matter, produced me individually consider it from a lot of various angles. Its like women and men are not fascinated until it’s one thing to accomplish with Woman gaga! Your individual stuffs nice. At all times care for it up!

  13. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished to say that I have really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. In any case I will be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write again very soon!

  14. Normally I don’t read article on blogs, however I wish to say that this write-up very pressured me to try and do it! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thank you, quite great post.

  15. I have learn a few just right stuff here. Certainly worth bookmarking for revisiting. I wonder how much effort you put to make one of these excellent informative website.

  16. You actually make it seem really easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be actually one thing that I think I might never understand. It kind of feels too complicated and very vast for me. I’m taking a look ahead in your subsequent put up, I¡¦ll try to get the cling of it!

  17. naturally like your website but you have to check the spelling on quite a few of your posts. Several of them are rife with spelling issues and I find it very bothersome to tell the truth nevertheless I¡¦ll surely come again again.

  18. Thanks a lot for providing individuals with an extremely terrific possiblity to check tips from this website. It is often very sweet and as well , jam-packed with a great time for me and my office acquaintances to visit your web site at the least 3 times every week to read through the fresh things you will have. Of course, I am just at all times contented concerning the superb tactics served by you. Some 1 areas in this posting are unequivocally the very best we’ve ever had.

  19. What i do not realize is actually how you are now not actually much more neatly-liked than you might be right now. You’re very intelligent. You understand thus significantly with regards to this topic, produced me personally imagine it from numerous varied angles. Its like men and women aren’t interested until it is something to accomplish with Lady gaga! Your own stuffs excellent. At all times care for it up!

  20. Thanks for the sensible critique. Me & my neighbor were just preparing to do a little research on this. We got a grab a book from our local library but I think I learned more clear from this post. I’m very glad to see such wonderful information being shared freely out there.

  21. Great website. Lots of useful info here. I’m sending it to a few friends ans also sharing in delicious. And of course, thank you on your sweat!

  22. What i don’t understood is if truth be told how you’re not really much more well-liked than you might be right now. You’re very intelligent. You recognize thus considerably on the subject of this topic, produced me for my part believe it from a lot of varied angles. Its like women and men are not fascinated until it is something to do with Woman gaga! Your own stuffs outstanding. At all times care for it up!

  23. Wow! This can be one particular of the most helpful blogs We’ve ever arrive across on this subject. Basically Wonderful. I am also a specialist in this topic so I can understand your effort.

  24. I am extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Anyway keep up the excellent quality writing, it is rare to see a great blog like this one these days..

  25. F*ckin’ remarkable things here. I am very glad to see your post. Thanks a lot and i’m looking forward to touch you. Will you please drop me a e-mail?

  26. We are a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community. Your website provided us with valuable information to work on. You have done a formidable job and our whole community will be thankful to you.

  27. Heya i’m for the first time here. I found this board and I find It really useful & it helped me out a lot. I hope to give something back and aid others like you helped me.

  28. I like the helpful info you provide in your articles. I will bookmark your blog and check again here regularly. I’m quite sure I’ll learn many new stuff right here! Best of luck for the next!

  29. I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great. I don’t know who you are but certainly you’re going to a famous blogger if you are not already 😉 Cheers!

  30. I like this post, enjoyed this one appreciate it for posting. « To the dull mind all nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world sparkles with light. » by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

  31. Thanks for the sensible critique. Me & my neighbor were just preparing to do some research about this. We got a grab a book from our area library but I think I learned more clear from this post. I am very glad to see such great info being shared freely out there.

  32. I really like your writing style, wonderful information, thanks for putting up :D. « I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am. » by Joseph Baretti.

  33. I do consider all the ideas you have offered on your post. They are really convincing and will certainly work. Still, the posts are very short for newbies. Could you please lengthen them a bit from subsequent time? Thanks for the post.

Laisser un commentaire

Votre adresse de messagerie ne sera pas publiée.