weaken

we’d put fresh buns into the freezer

and then into the oven

so as to make them fresh again

 

I would so very much like to give them to you mummy

but a cancer has taken up residence inside you

 

and that could strengthen it

and that could weaken me

© translated by Marek Kaźmierski (Should Not Have Been Born – Trilogy, Off_Press, 2011)

osłabić

świeże bułki wkładaliśmy do zamrażarki

a potem do piekarnika

tak że znowu były świeże

 

tak bardzo chciałabym ci je mamusiu dać

ale mieszka w tobie rak

 

i to mogłoby go umocnić

i to mogłoby mnie osłabić

© Grzegorz Kwiatkowski, Osłabić (Mamiko, 2010)