A Naked Woman

by Asja Bakić


A Naked Woman

I'm looking for a woman, a naked woman

a woman has to be naked

- no, it is not that woman, it’s not the same

photos of naked women will not help

this woman I'm looking for

seems pretty bare

and even when she’s not naked she looks like she is

and even when she’s not naked, nudity is the first thing

you think about when you see her

 

I don’t know the best way to describe her -

she likes sharp objects and she is happy

experimenting with language

give her a pencil and watch how the pencil

disappears, how it shrinks

 

I'm looking for a woman who doesn’t have to be naked

to bare it all and a woman who

doesn’t have to bare it all to be naked

I'm looking for a woman, a naked woman

I'm looking for a naked woman to talk to

© translated by Asja Bakić

Gola žena

Tražim ženu, golu ženu

žena mora biti gola

- ne, to nije ta žena, nije svejedno

fotografije golih žena neće pomoći

ova žena koju tražim

izgleda poprilično golo

i kad nije naga izgleda vrlo razgolićeno

i kad nije gola, golotinja je prva stvar

na koju pomislite kad je vidite

 

Ne znam kako bih vam je najbolje opisala –

voli oštre predmete i rado

eksperimentira jezikom

dajte joj olovku i gledajte kako olovka

nestaje, kako se smanjuje

 

Tražim ženu koja ne mora biti gola

da bi pokazala sve i ženu koja

ne mora pokazati sve da bi bila gola

tražim ženu, golu ženu

tražim golu ženu za razgovor

© Asja Bakić