What is history here is the history of her she had trousers.

What is history she was sharing that is generous but is it history.

No one sees you from the balcony that is a fact it is not history.

Love arises that is not history it is economy.

One can look pleasant for weeks before anyone tells you to stop.

 

This is history it begins and ends with paying.

It is historical to see something fall that has been standing for a long time.

It is historical to cry over a crime.

It is historical and traumatic to see family and friends and neighbours turn their back on you.

 

History should be able to answer questions.

Finally the troops reached France is that history no it is geography.

© Linn Hansén, Gå till historien (Norstedts 2013), translated by Linn Hansén