They were so happy, just this day
Hanging around under the trees,
Nice fresh water,
And nobody to lay an eye on them
D never wanted to go in the first place
He despised any idea of sun, of sand,
And strangely of swimming
But he had some kind of fun
Was first in the water and last out of the beach
Insisted that they took a picture
Of the first day, in a million year,
That he felt the light could touch his broken heart again.
Romeo and Juliet
Should just have hang around in the supermarket
Should just have bought a pack of cigarette
And beer bottles ( the cheapest, the best)
But Romeo and Juliet.
Had flamboyant dreams.
The kind of dreams that kills them.
No future made of funny kids and knitting afternoon,
No future worrying about growing old or poor or both,
No future fighting for grand things they will never have.
I’m a little bit jealous of them,
Me, who just wanted to spend an afternoon on this bench
Drinking sangria and gazing at birds
The sun warming gently those silly moustaches
I’m desperately trying to grow.
I Wonder how many time I would have wait
Before throwing myself in the river
End this ridiculous fight against eternity,
And give back to Mother Earth those cells
She should have given to another soul
So She could have grow out of it
A fairly more interesting story.
I remember when I met Clement
He was sick like a dog
He was buying a canned soup
I said Hey, come to my house instead
I will make you some thyme tea
I was sick for ten days
And even think that he is the one to have given me Hepatitis B
But I adore Clement
And still to this day as I spit my lungs out
I prepare myself the chicken soup
the same one I did not let him buy.
Clement lives 12 lives at a time
And I have one less because of him
But anyways, even if I had more
I would not know what to do with them all
I would go to the super market to meet the next Clement
Who could shorten another one of mine
I think I can’t wait to look death in the face
Just to reassure myself that it isn’t all that scary
( Translation by of the amazing Shoshana Den-Macker ( who is really cool and fun and a delight to work with ! If you are looking for a translator… hire her !)