Lives Journal 5

Fabjan Hafner

 

MIDNIGHT DESPAIR

 

 

MIDNIGHT DESPAIR

 

I cover my face

with a thin cloth

of freshly-fallen snow ...

 

I hide my soul

deep

in my head ...

and slowly

ever so slowly

close

my burning eyes ...

 

 

 

LONELINESS

 

you no longer know

what you should dream

 

the wires have been disconnected

no one can guide you

 

you've become

your own marionette

 

controlled only

by your thoughts

 

 

 

YOU ARE NUMB

 

you are numb

inundated

in loneliness

 

trembling

with blind fear

you refuse

to let anyone touch you

 

you will not drown

in the rain

 

you stiffen

become dull

you will never be soothed

by soft water

in the heat of day

 

in the end

you will

die of thirst

in the rain

 

you are numb

inundated

in loneliness

 

trembling

with blind fear

you refuse

to let anyone touch you

 

you will not drown

in the rain

 

you stiffen

become dull

you will never be soothed

by soft water

in the heat of day

 

in the end

you will

die of thirst

in the rain

 

 

 

Translated from Slovenian by Herbert Kuhner

 

 

 

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