Sunday, 10 February 2019

Kira Wuck: 'Liefdesbrief' in English translation

Love letter

I licked plates clean
and saw how rain drained sadness from the sky

Someone asked if he could keep ten perch in my fridge
since when it smells of fish here
water dripped from his chin

I asked if he could see to the washing up
and said that I sometimes had curls and was sometimes a fireman’s wife
then I’d wave from the engine, even though houses were burning down

at night I cycled without any lights
but I can play everything by ear
the strangest of things

When I saw someone who looked just like you
I wanted to press my lips to his
then cut his heart out of his ribcage
and put it in a fish bowl

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