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