what does jewish origin tell you – not on your bosnian or dalmatian

side,

            what do you get from employment history, from misguided education, what should

 

you get from eastern europe,                                      what do you take:

as someone who doesn’t believe in maps

or trusting in illusions.

 

what do you take, where you’re not in a factory and neither will you be in orion: you won’t be in orion:

what do you take:

 

somebody that you’re not because you are

© translated by Jernej Županič

kaj ti pove judovsko poreklo – ne po bosanski ali dalmatinski

strani,

            kaj ti da delovna zgodovina, kaj zgrešena šola, kaj naj

 

ti da vzhodna evropa,                                      kaj jemlješ:

kot nekdo, ki ne verjame v zemljevide,

ali z zaupanjem v privide.

 

kaj jemlješ, kjer nisi niti v tovarni niti v orionu ne boš: ne boš niti v orionu:

kaj jemlješ:

 

nekdo, kar nisi, ker si.

© Kristina Hočevar, Na zobeh aluminij, na ustnicah kreda (ŠKUC Lambda, 2012)