The Immigrant

by Uroš Prah


The Immigrant

Let her cross the border cross the border

not only reaching across not looking across

let her climb across let her cut

her skin on the wire let her claw

at hard dirt let her clasp

a stone and pull it from the ground and throw it

let her flee let her breathe let her not

drown let her beat thirst let her

wait a while longer let her be born a bit

later let her be brave

and not quit let her try again

let her dare and dare and come.

Imigrant

Naj mejo preide naj preide mejo

ne le seže čez ne pogleda onstran

naj spleza čez naj si nekoliko

razpara kožo na žici naj grebe

po trdi prašni zemlji naj grabi

kamen naj ga izruva in vrže

naj pobegne naj diha naj se ne

utopi naj premaga žejo naj

še počaka naj se rodi malo

kasneje naj bo pogumna

ne odneha naj poskusi še enkrat

naj si upa naj upa naj pride.