The Devil in Pajamas

by Asja Bakić


The Devil in Pajamas

As long as the devil is inside of me

I'm staying in my pajamas

we’re cozy, him and I

we aren’t tight

people do certainly fright

I'm rolling in my bed from side to side

we’re cozy, him and I

 

Hell is other people - I read

hell is other people - I repeat in my head

but the devil is protesting, waving a finger:

hell – it’s me instead

© translated by Asja Bakić

Đavo u pidžami

Dok đavo ne izađe iz mene vani

ostajem u pidžami

udobno je i njemu i meni

nije nam tijesno

među ljude svakako ne želim

vrtim se u krevetu lijevo-desno

udobno je i njemu i meni

 

Pakao su drugi – čitam

pakao su drugi – ponavljam u glavi

ali đavo negoduje, maše prstom:

pakao – mi smo sami

© Asja Bakić