Tomaž Šalamun: Girlie


translated from the Slovenian by
Michael Thomas Taren and the author

Come out, girlie!
Hey, girlie, peep through with your head!
A strange wind starts to blow,
pieces of glass are glued to the grass.
Apricots roll toward the sidewalk.
The earth grinds under the fillings
and the belly of the earth is the dirty oil of cigars.