Pretending (מזייפת) – Poem by Yael Ran (יעל רן ) / Translated into English by Daniel Revach

 

Yael Ran

Poem by Yael Ran


Pretending

Here they come,
and I squeeze into the corset of lies –
wrap feelings in cellophane,
fake a weak smile
and get rid of evidence
so they won’t suspect
something’s wrong.
And only when
they’re out of sight,
only then.​​


מזייפת

עַכְשָׁיו הֵם בָּאִים
וַאֲנִי נִכְנֶסֶת לִמְחוֹךְ הַשְּׁקָרִים
עוֹטֶפֶת בְּצֶלוֹפָן רְגָשׁוֹת
מְזַיֶּפֶת חִיּוּךְ רָפֶה
וּמוֹחֶקֶת עֵדֻיּוֹת
שֶׁלֹּא יַחְשְּׁבוּ
שֶׁמּשֶּׁהוּ לֹא בְּסֵדֶר
וְרַק בַּחֶדֶר
בַּחֶדֶר

יעל רן 

Translated into English by Daniel Revach

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