swelling tongue

Standard

Things You Can’t Talk About
Margareta Renberg
Everybody asked him why
he’d painted the picture
of the burning heart.
But: “Quiet!” he said
“it’s a secret.”

That’s the way it is
with secrets…
One morning you’re wakened
by the swelling tongue
exploding in your mouth.

One morning you wake
unharmed in the ruins
of a house burned down.

Original

Det Man Inte Kan Tala Om
Alla frågade honom varför
han målat bilder
av det brinnande hjärtat.
Men: “Tyst!” sa han.
“Det är en hemlighet.”

Det bara är så
med hemligheterna…
En morgon vaknar man
av att den svullna tungan
exploderar i munnen.

En morgon vaknar man
oskadd i ruinerna
av ett nedbrunnet hus.

Photo by Ana Toma on Unsplash

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s