cat snores

The cat is snoring on my bed
I’ve finished my fourth beer
it’s two o’clock at night
and I should go to sleep.

The cat stirred and started snoring louder
the timer on the heater clicked off.
The rain hasn’t stopped for three days.

All I write is nonsense
I drink beer and
hope the sun will show his face.
I listen to cat’s snores.

That’s all I’ve got.
I’ve drunk too much beer.

fact

Napoleon was terrified of cats
                     cats have OCD - licking and 
licking and licking the same spot
                       spots and pots and kettles 
are all the same and all are black
                      black versus white and right 
against wrong 
wrong turn on the road and you are lost
                              lost treasure, a mere 
X on a map
  a map to someone’s imagination and dreams
                             dreams and nightmares, 
who knows what is real?
             real feelings of heart - a strange place
                                        place that 
turns into a new world
          world that turns and we don’t even notice 
it spins
spins and turns (again!) - i’ve been here...
                              here and there and 
back again
again and never, love hurts and tastes so good
                                    good deed will 
get punished and innocent will suffer for sinners.
                                  sinners and saints 
both walk the earth and the Earth spins 
faster than ever.

Postcard / Pohľadnica

Author: Július Lenko

Among the trees sky-blue pond
with racing white ducks
and close by
a green lizard on a tree stump.
What country am I in?
I am sending it to you on a postcard.
Come, come immediately.
Arrive with the first rain,
you'll find me by a heart carved in stone.

Come before
it turns into a scar. 
Pomedzi stromy vidno belasý rybník,
na ňom preteky bielych kačíc
a celkom blízko
peň stromu so zelenou jaštericou.
V akej som krajine?
Posielam ti ju na pohľadnici.
Príď, ihneď príď.
Prileť s prvým dažďom,
nájdeš ma po srdci, vytesanom v kameni.

Príď prv,
kým na jazvu sa premení. 

U to Z_haiku

Mighty universe, 
why are there no unicorns?
I need a rainbow.
Eat your greens says mom -
vegetables on my plate,
...it's a mushy pile. 
pretty garden hides
underground kingdom of worms
they need each other
Plant tissue xylem
bringing water from the roots 
to the plant. Nature... 
Let's restart this year
Let's repeat 2020
'cause something went wrong.
Zebra's angry shouts -
I am not a stripy horse!
Sorry, but you are.
image from: https://www.britannica.com/science/xylem 

No more knocking / Neklop viac

Author: Nata Hosťovecká

Once more, trying to wake up tenderness in me
you are standing at my door, silent,
waiting for borderless desire
- old habit of our old games.

But, something is stuck between us
like a lightning, sharpness of a blade,
winding road, dark pits...
No more knocking on my doors.

The keys rusted into the lock
tarnished by long wait - 
Not each of us likes to share.
You can go. I no longer hold you.

You know, I am a woman, not just
a doormat somewhere by the door
that you only notice missing
when you need to clean your shoes. 
Opäť chceš vo mne budiť nehu,
mlčiaci stojíš pri dverách
a čakáš túžbu bezobrehú
- starý zvyk v našich starých hrách.

Čosi však trčí medzi nami
ako blesk, ostrie čepele,
kľukatá cesta, tmavé jamy...
Neklop viac, neklop na dvere.

V zámke už kľúče zhrdzaveli
zájdené dlhým čakaním -
Nie každý z nás dvoch rád sa delí.
Môžeš ísť. Už ti nebránim.

Vieš, ja som žena a nie iba
rohožka niekde pri dverách,
ktorá ti práve vtedy chýba,
keď z topánok chceš zotrieť prach.