ANJA ZAG GOLOB: suddenly

suddenly this forceful effort

hard dull dark stuff palpable

in the stomach suddenly an unfamiliar weight

a flattening of the world outside rotations of a rubik’s cube

in a well-practised hand suddenly a rumbling

from the street below receding a drifting off of colours into grey

suddenly a name spelled out in red-hot wire

across the world one name for all that is one

a name a symptom of a bygone us a name stiffening

to senselessness to sameness a name suddenly

birds suddenly a skyline a breaking down of light

suddenly the sadness reappears

translation: Katja Zakrajšek

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