Mehanika peluda – Selected poems from Martina Vidaić

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Mehanika peluda – Selected poems from Martina Vidaić

A WOMAN STOWAWAY
THE MAID WHO EARNED HER DEGREE IN THOMAS HOBBES
A MALE FASHION MODEL WITH A CANCER
A FEMALE VISITOR OF A SECOND-HAND SHOP
A HAIRDRESSER WHO DROWNED HERSELF
A HOMELESS BEFORE THE RESTAURANT WINDOW
A FEMALE MARATHON RUNNER
A WOMAN WHO FLIES FOR THE FIRST TIME
A WORKWOMAN OF WORN OUT KNEES
A BEGGAR RESEMBLING A BLACK CAT



A WOMAN WHO FLIES FOR THE FIRST TIME
: / ŽENA KOJA LETI PRVI PUT:

My body temperature was too low,

I watched my skin peel off and fall off,
the carpets disappeared under the snow

The blades of my books, my pots and lids,
all in agreement to ignore me

Still, I used my unprotected muscles
to clear my way to the nearest plane,

sat down, ate a black pepper cookie, and said,
major tom, major tom, are you still up there?

Then I
felt that memories were dangerously accelerating,
and just when it seemed they would hit the wall,

they went out of their way, lost weight

In the air, I was waiting for the vehicle to touch the ground again,
just like the crow waiting for the car tires

to crush the walnut shell and disclose
its intact naked brain

AuthorMartina Vidaić
2019-06-14T21:07:11+00:00 May 30th, 2019|Categories: Literature, Poetry, Blesok no. 125|0 Comments