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Wind in the Straitjacket: Poem Translated from the Bosnian — Goran Simić | Numéro Cinq
I got tired of victimizing myself. / Empty perfume bottles overgrow / The pile of my mistakes And a gigantic pen with its lame heart overpowers / My simple need to record/ My little self. I got tired of punishing myself, / Of apologies because the pigment of my skin can stand / Only moonlight, / Tired of myself looking like a dog, / Howling like a wolf, / Hidden in an immigrant services file. ---Goran Simić