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smrt’mrt’mort
September 14, 2010, 21:50
Filed under: floetry, trill

nedávno jsem šel věšet prádlo, já jsem pro trest smrti, a z dětského pokoje se ozvalo: tati, a ten karel gott, ten ještě žije? začina čas nové civilizace, začiná čas nové civilizace, a já mám čim dál větší strach, že pomalu zapomenu na to, jak jsem se za komunistů bával, jak jsem “potěžkával” všechny ksichty a odlupoval z nich pozlátko. jak se mně zvedal tlak, když jsem potkál svýho fízla, dneska dělá zase frézaře, který o mně věděl do mrtě vše. co jest to mrt’, nevím, a musím se zrovna ted’ podívat do slovníku…tak…”mrt'” je lesní stelivo, odumřelé tlející jehličí a listí. mrt’ z fizlů je možna? zapominám, kruci, zapomínám a to je začátek, jak jim to začít baštit.

not too long ago i went to hang clothes, i’m all for the death penalty, and from the kid’s room came: dad, and that karel gott, he’s still alive? the time for a new civilization is upon us, the time for a new civilization is upon us, and i’m increasingly worried, that i’ll slowly forget how, i was so scared of the communists, how i “contemplated” every face and peeled them free of their veneers. how my blood pressure rose, when i would meet my cop, nowadays a layman’s miller, who knew more than everything about me. what is this mrt, I don’t know, and I have to look to the dictionary…so…mrt is forest litter, rotting, decaying, dead pine needles and leaves. is mrt possible with cops? i’m forgetting, christ, i’m forgetting and it’s the beginning, how to begin feeding them this.

– from peking not fucking by jakub šofar.

during the communist occupation, many people would plead insanity because getting sent to the nuthouse was often preferred to being sent to prison. this book is the story of such a man, an individual who spoke out against the regime and was sent to an asylum & his struggle to stay sane in a world gone mad.

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he is becoming insane in this passage?
i have just seen ‘katyn’

Comment by pt

not sure, it was the blurb on the back cover meant to entice readers.

i haven’t seen it – i hear it’s terribly sad…

Comment by darinka

it seemed sad. the end was very tense, but in the same way all good war movies are. the mix of german/polish/russian language paired with sketchy subtitles made it hard to follow sometimes.
i like mrt

Comment by pt

wow.

Comment by DP




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