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.