Maud Vanhauwert - HEART

hm-hum hm-hum hm-hum
is it a heart that’s pounding or the beat of a train that’s further away
hm-hum hm-hum hm-hum
a heart that’s pounding or a lame man walking on the cobblestones
hm-hum hm-hum hm-hum
doors banging shut after a marital row or by themselves because of the wind
the bass from a party next-door
hm-hum hm-hum hm-hum
a tumble drier or a pump left on in the basement
hm-hum hm-hum hm-hum
is it a heart that’s pounding or a hum of assent from a mouth that’s shut
Translated by David Colmer