Day laborer

Author: Claudia Kohlus
Translator: Martina Law

always a step ahead
always in the hollows
in the field
their fingers
in the soil
like every year
(scabbed-over memories
in a wind-protected sleep)
& down in the village
against all attributes
the maids’ bellies
were growing big


Original © Claudia Kohlus
Translation © Martina Law