Herman de Coninck

(1944 - 1997 / Mechelen, Belgium)

HIM AND HER

Bravely she keeps up
her spirits and bust.
With a temperament like
a reinforced bra.

He too is fortified
with lots of cheerful Ha-ha-ha.
But for years now his urges
have been behind bars:
the stripes of his pyjamas.

Translation: 2008, David Colmer

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