Hana and Her Period

by Katja Gorečan


Hana and Her Period

maybe you’ll find this disgusting,

but hana often likes to sniff her

menstrual blood.

she finds it refreshing and special.

she remembers the day when she got her first period.

she remembers even better that at the time her vagina was practically

hairless, but that’s for another chapter.

hana’s period gives her a lot of trouble.

she usually gets terrible cramps, but sometimes

just pretends she’d gotten them,

and sometimes she just faints by herself, to show her weakness.

with her first period, hana discovered

she had become a woman!

she and her mom then went to the store and bought the largest pads available,

the ones mostly used during the night because they have wings.

that’s how hana discovered that she was a woman.

and that she was fertile and that it was still too early for her

to have sex for the first time.

if we’re totally honest – it’s not that she had anyone to have sex with,

as she had naively decided to lose her virginity

with the one man that she’d love

and stay with for the rest of her life.

such were the thoughts that I had when I was eleven.

hana first sniffed her

period blood when she was seventeen.

she liked the smell, and she still does it often,

but she never tells anybody, because if she did, people would think

she’s a bit crazy.

before ultimately making her the subject of a biography describing

what a special person she had been.

and of course how everybody loved her. even though nobody knew me.

anyway, as it’s already been made clear.

hana and her period have a special relationship.

hana has just admitted to another lie.

she did tell about her experience with tasting blood

to her ex-boyfriend, but of course he just thought her

perverted


 

disgusting

and most of all


 

UNLADYLIKE.


 

all that’s written in this book

are secrets, and let them remain secrets.

because our country is one of the few where people are able

to keep their and their neighbours’ secrets.

in this poem, hana is labelled unladylike

because she tastes menstrual blood.

menstrual blood is a fluid

that must not be touched,

as it is toxic and may cause serious disorders

of the lungs and heart.

or reason.

Hana in menstruacija

morda se vam bo zdelo ogabno,

ampak hana dostikrat rada voha svojo

menstrualno kri.

zdi se ji osvežujoča in posebna.

spomni se dne, ko je dobila prvo menstruacijo.

še lepše se spomni, da takrat ni bila skoraj nič kosmata po

vagini, ampak to pride v naslednje poglavje.

hani menstruacija dela posebne težave.

ponavadi dobi hude krče, včasih

se tudi pretvarja, da jih ima,

včasih pa kar sama od sebe omedli, da prikaže svojo šibkost.

hana je s svojo prvo menstruacijo ugotovila,

da je postala ženska!

takrat sta šli z mamo v trgovino in kupili največje možne vložke,

ki se uporabljajo predvsem ponoči, ker imajo krilca.

tako je hana ugotovila, da je ženska.

in da je plodna, ampak da še ni čas,

da prvič seksa.

saj če smo čisto realni- tudi ni imela s kom seksati,

ker se je naivno odločila, da bo izgubila nedolžnost

s pravim moškim, ki ga bo ljubila

in z njim živela do konca življenja.

takšne misli so me obletavale pri enajstih letih.

hana je prvič povohala svojo

menstrualno kri pri sedemnajstih letih.

vonj ji je bil všeč, zato dostikrat še to naredi,

ampak tega ne pove nikomur, saj potem bi ljudje mislili,

da ni čisto pri sebi.

kasneje pa ji seveda posvetili posebno biografijo o tem,

kako poseben človek je bila.

in seveda, kako so jo vsi oboževali. čeprav me nihče ni poznal.

torej, kot je jasno.

hana in njena menstruacija imata poseben odnos.

hana je ravnokar spet priznala laž.

za svojo dogodivščino z okušanjem krvi je povedala

svojemu bivšemu fantu, ki pa jo je seveda imel za

 

pokvarjeno,

 

ogabno

in predvsem

 

NEŽENSKO.

 

kar je napisano v tej knjigi,

so same skrivnosti in to naj tudi ostanejo.

saj je naša dežela ena redkih dežel, kjer imajo ljudje sposobnost

ohranjanja skrivnosti sebe in soseda.

hana je tukaj označena za nežensko,

saj poskuša menstrualno kri.

menstrualna kri je tekočina,

katere se ne smemo dotikati,

saj je strupena in lahko povzroči resno okvaro

dihal in srca.

ali razuma.