buried in the dung of elis – Małgorzata Skałbania

marché aux puces
i went there to find old cloth for my paintings
i had to go around the square several times and made it before the sweepers
art of discovering the treasure, success by many tramps
an old arab (he found legos in a pool)
negresses were rummaging among the rags
one grabbed a tie (krawat in polish)
she laughed and repeated
une cravat
jolie cravat
i wondered if she took it
i do not remember
Only that the word sounded familiar to me


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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