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everything’s going to be alright when I believe you again, she says.

I know it’s irreversible. trust and faith are

never returned to the same state. a relationship becomes conditioned.

suspicion remains unextracted.

                                                    I drape her with a thick and wide blanket

to avoid closeness becoming an added strangeness – the uncapturable strangeness of two black longings.

© translated by Andrej Zavrl, edited by Alan McConnell-Duff

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vse bo v redu, ko ti bom spet verjela, pravi.

vem, da je nepovratno. zaupanje in vera nista

nikoli vrnjena v isto stanje. odnos postane pogojen.

sum ostane neizdrt.

                                                    ogrnem jo z debelo in široko odejo,

da bližina ne postane dodatna tujost - nezajemljiva tujost dveh črnih hrepenenj.

© Kristina Hočevar, Repki (ŠKUC Lambda, 2008)