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from the March 2017 issue

Time to Pack

Време за опаковане

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.

Време за опаковане

Скоро ще си тръгна и от този град

куфарът не трябва да е твърде тежък

вещите и хората заемат място

но една стена от мръсна стая

                                         със плакат на нея

едно петно от ягоди

и две-три цели вечери

                                         ако си взема

няма много да тежат и пречат

нито ще ги хване скенерът

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