Vertical and Horizontal
andricsebiljmak-dizdar

Vertical and Horizontal

How shall we bury the screams deeply into the ground of oblivion
So they do not reach us on these arduous paths
How shall we place every cherished word and smile in these tight bags
How shall we lace these swollen feet with ever tightening hide

Behind us let sadness and her companions remain
Instead of torches crusading in the dark dough of the unknown
Deeper and deeper sparkle
The bones of the departed

In vain

Translated by Keith Doubt – © 2010 Keith Doubt

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