Gojko Božović - ELEMENTS

Reality has occupied the space of poetry.
Crossed the river
Whose inaccessibility
Has been described by tired swimmers.
Elements of survival are explored on the other bank.
The earth loses weight
In the eyes of successors.
Conversations died out around the camp fires.
The air is becoming a conductive vowel.
Water spills over insecure hand palms.
Together with the traces of dreams
Born before the emergence
Into reality.

Translated: Radmila Nastić