Rain

Of course I wish

the cove were full of calm young men coming on my body.

Then half of them would wash me with their hot urine.

Half of these would dip me into the sea,

and half of these would oil me and massage each patch of my available body,

a further half of these would wash me with warm suds for the second time,

and once I was clean wrap me in a thin linen tablecloth

and then lay me into the hands of the last half,

which would lay a palm on my brow,

fingertips would stick to it,

a black spot would sink into me,

an eyeball in the gullet

would eat itse–

Dež

Seveda si želim,

da bi zaliv bil poln mirnih mladih mož, ki bi prihajali name.

Potem bi me polovica sprala s svojim vročim urinom.

Polovica te bi me namočila v morje,

njena polovica bi me naoljila in zmasirala vsako zaplato mojega dosegljivega telesa,

še pol njih bi me s toplo milnico spiralo drugič

in me, ko bi bil čist, zavilo v tanek laneni prt,

nato bi me položilo zadnji v naročje,

ta bi mi dala dlan na čelo,

blazinice bi se prilepile nanj,

črna lisa se bi udrla vame,

zrklo v žrelu

bi sebe žr—