a man said I was whoring with you: we were drinking tea

and talking in a public place.

                                   I was really glowing when we parted.

even though my lungs moved apart widely and

the air was pressing down on them. my teeth were shining in a smile.

 

it was vital to drink something else. it was vital to change

the ground plan of the place.

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

neki moški je rekel, da se kurbam s tabo: pili sva čaj

in se pogovarjali v javnem prostoru.

                                   res sem žarela, ko sva se razšli.

čeprav so se mi pljuča razmaknila na široko in

zrak jih je tiščal. moji zobje so se bleščali v nasmehu.

 

treba je bilo piti nekaj drugega. treba je bilo spremeniti

tloris prostora.

© Kristina Hočevar, Nihaji (CZ, 2009)