translated by Vassilis Manoussakis


I died yesterday
Just before midnight!
Easy and painlessly
Like a fleeting thought
I was found in the morning
by the janitor
I was standing
with my coat on
Hands in pockets
and I was staring
And staring at him.
He called an ambulance
It was freezing outside
The world hanging
The world wrong
Rain was falling
Babies were crying
My heart was beating
My dead heart
Wouldn't stop.

 

     The Land of Paradoxical Things, To Kendri editions, 2014