Runa Svetlikova - GESTATION

Fold in on yourself with your head
beneath the blanket. Rock to and fro.

Take in your own breath. You are
a naked bird in its hermetic nest.

Think. Think. Sleep.

Get up. Walk. Your arms are free now.
It carries itself. Carry yourself

closer to me. Carry yourself out of your body
and totter into me

Translated by Willem Groenewegen