Slave Gjorgjo Dimoski - MOTHER TONGUE

You too sucked
Mother’s milk
From the mother tongue.

Didn’t you? From the tongue
Which is milked
In a golden pot
And brought
To the table.

Dear Writer (young?)
While you suck

The tongue only perishes
on the battlefield
For you. Night and day.

Day and night.

Translated by Zoran Ancevski