to outsiders – Małgorzata Skałbania

(written in red capitals
to one old fired actor
everyone in the theater knew it)
entry prohibited to every outsider
on the one hand is more calm the crazy is buried alive
he is not walking with bundles not begging for bread or a cigarette
on the other hand a thought of human irreducibility
deprive him of the theater convict ourselves to cut the nose or ears
we did not sense a conspiracy
we did not hear


Małgorzata Skałbania was born in 1965 in Tychy, Silesia in Poland. She is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, intern in the Academy of Fine Arts in Kampen, the Netherlands. She has published one of two her dramas, “Golej divi-divi,” three books of poetry “accretions” (“naleciałości”), ” Der Schmutztitel” (“szmuctytuł”), “ćwirko”. Her poems are published at various Polish, and American almanacs and are featured in literary magazines such as: “Creativity” (“Twórczość”) Warsaw, “Karpowicz Foudation” (“Funacja Karpowicza”) Wroclaw, and many others. She lives in Lublin, Poland, where she works as a upholsterer.

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