a husband

                                   you were walking beside her – your

husband your tearful woman,

                                                                   past on a bus,

and it’s nothing,               glass seals

two decades of love,

                                    shadows, stuck together inside a wall;

a husband you

were walking on zaloška,

                                        a darkened body, and most of all

lowered arms

and two bags,

                                                                  a trapeze coat:

a dark husband

you were walking beside her

© translated by Jernej Županič

mož

                                   si stopala ob njej – svojem

možu svoji solzni ženski,

                                                                   mimo z avtobusom,

in nič ni,               steklo zatesni

desetletji ljubezni,

                                    senci sprijeti v steni;

mož si

stopala ob zaloški,

                                        stemnjeno telo, predvsem pa

spuščene roke

in dve torbi,

                                                                  trapezast plašč:

temen mož

si stopala ob njej.

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