My mother said: In your father’s sleep you are executed together

In your father’s dream you form a genealogy of revolutionaries


My father said: Your mother fed you with imported silver spoons

Your mother was everywhere in your face

frantically combed out the curls

Translated by Jennifer Hayashida

Min mor sa: I din fars sömn blir ni avrättade tillsammans

I din fars dröm bildar ni en genealogi av revolutionärer


Min far sa: Din mor matade dig med importerade silverskedar

Din mor var överallt i ditt ansikte

kammade frenetiskt ut lockarna

Athena Farrokhzad