Posted: 12 Oct 2016 09:02 PM PDT
"The years flow by..."
By Lilith Mazikina
Translated by A.Z. Foreman
The years flow by like water through hands,
From the girl I was to the woman I am.
Now I'm the one with her own girls, see!
What thief filched all my youth from me?
Whoever it was...I hope he has fun.
There at my window â€” the dark birds come.
I open the window â€” shoo them away.
How far ahead is the bone-cold rain?
It's all without you! "Forget him" they insisted.
What sister forgets her brother existed?
For reasons explained on this page, all Cyrillic Romani texts I translate are accompanied by transcription in Roman characters.