TE21 Serbian Moments

Breathing Technique (poetry excerpt) Marija Kneževic Translated from Serbian by Sibelan Forrester

The Beginning of Cartography

To be a thing without use value To be a thing that gains value over time though no one knows why. To let yourself be called a decorative item. To hear that you’re superfluous. To hear they can’t make it without you. To breathe inside yourself.

To change owners. To be unpossessed. To be an object of admiration.

To change locations, to avoid migration. To be satisfied.

Marija Kneževic


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