Steril suicidal

by Peter Macsovszky

Steril suicidal

my poetic language

having been sterilised

has sunk

into slimy swamps

of demonstrative,


and indefinite


It is held above water

only by the limbs

of auxiliary verbs,

among which

the auxiliary verb

to be

in the present tense

and third person


the most stupefying

the most boring,

and the most dead...

© Peter Macsovszky, Ambit (Drewo a srd, 1995), translated by Marián Andričík