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Trousers

 written by: Eliza Segiet

@eliza.segiet

translated by: Artur Komoter

 

He wrote his life out in stages:
spread out
like notes on a staff.

He was born ten years
before it started.

He did not manage to remember his childhood –
he had to be an adult then.

He also missed his old age –
suddenly came out death
dressed as a gendarme.

It was laughing at the little boy
with his trousers down.

 

Spodnie

 

Jego życie rozpisał na etapy:
rozłożył
jak nuty na pięciolinii.

On urodził się dziesięć lat wcześniej
zanim to się zaczęło.

Nie zdążył zapamiętać dzieciństwa –
już wtedy musiał być dorosły.

Starość go też ominęła –
znienacka wyszła śmierć
przebrana za żandarma.

Śmiała się z małego chłopca
ze spuszczonymi spodniami.

Eliza Segiet

Eliza Segiet

Eliza Segiet – Jagiellonian University graduate with a Master’s Degree in Philosophy. Completed postgraduate studies in Cultural Knowledge, Philosophy, Penal Fiscal and Economic Law, and Creative Writing at Jagiellonian University, as well as Film and Television Production in Łódź.

Publications:
poetry collections:
2013 Love Affair with Oneself; original title: Romans z sobą (publisher: Sowello)
2014 Thought Mirages; original title: Myślne miraże (publisher: Miniatura)
2016 Cloudiness; original title: Chmurność (publisher: Signo)
monodrama:
2015 Clearances; original title: Prześwity (publisher: Signo)
2017 Tandem original title: Tandem (publisher: Signo)
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