667 dinars – a poem by zoran trklja

667 dinars

for 667 dinars
you can buy
300 grams of chinese sausage
dobro jutro margarine
and a litre of yoghurt 5+
with the dark knight on it
milk and cream
all made by Subotica dairy
four dark baguettes

broken in halves
to fit nicely in the bag
and no smile

to melt
my ice-cold words and stares
used for chaining you
to the heartless igloo
of my super-ugly universe

by zoran trklja, who lives in belgrade and also writes for procedura and hrana blog.
translated by oto oltvanji

667 dinara

za 667 dinara
moze da se kupi
30 deka cajne kobasice
margarin dobro jutro
litar jogurta 5 +
sa mracnim vitezom
mleko i mileram
sve od suboticke mlekare
cetiri crna bageta
presecena na polovine
da lepo stanu u kesu

i nijedan osmeh
koji ce otopiti sve moje
ledene reci i poglede
kojima te okovah
u bezdusni iglo
mog super-ruznog svemira

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