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from the March 2017 issue

Time to Pack

In this poem, Boryana Neykova's traveler weighs what to take and what to leave behind. 

 

 

Soon I will be leaving this town too

the suitcase must not be too heavy

things and people take up space

but one wall from a dirty room

                                          with a poster on it

one strawberry stain

аnd two or three whole evenings

                                           if I take them with me

they will not weigh too much or get in the way

nor will the scanner catch them          

 

© Boryana Neykova. By arrangement with the author. Translation © 2017 by Irina Ivanova. All rights reserved.

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