walnuts

the holidays have brought us
a bit closer again
we baked
cookies together
so that it’d smell nicer 
in the apartment we touched more
so that it’d be warmer
in the apartment we were constantly
quiet even new year’s eve passed 
the first day of the new year
was behind us we didn’t fall asleep
even as Brvar’s lovers
fall asleep at least as siamese twins
conjoined at their backs we again
fell asleep on opposite
sides with our backs against each other
at least one other couple
could sleep between us tomorrow
I’ll go to the farmers’ market
to get two kilos of walnuts
we’ll crack them
and we’ll see

Translated by Jernej Županič

orehi

prazniki so naju spet 
nekoliko zbližali 
skupaj sva 
pekla kekse 
da bi bolj dišalo 
v stanovanju se več dotikala
da bi bilo bolj toplo 
v stanovanju sva bila ves čas 
tiho je minilo še silvestrovo je 
bil za nama že prvi dan 
novega leta nisva zaspala 
niti kot Brvarjeva ljubimca 
zaspita vsaj kot s hrbti zaraščena
siamska dvojčka sva midva
zaspala spet vsak na svojem 
robu s hrbtom drug proti drugemu
bi vmes lahko spal 
še vsaj en drug par jutri 
bom šla na trg 
po dve kili orehov
jih bova trla 
in bova videla