Izet Sarajlić

(16 March 1930 – 2 May 2002 / Doboj)

Luck in Sarajevo - Poem by Izet Sarajlić

In Sarajevo
in the spring of 1992,
everything is possible:

you go to stand in a bread line
and end up in an emergency room
with your leg amputated.

Afterwards, you still maintain
that you were very lucky.

translated from Serbo-Croat by Charles Simic

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  • Fabrizio Frosini (10/23/2015 6:38:00 PM)

    the bloody siege of Sarajevo with its long-long list of innocent victims, is an indelible stain on our collective conscience (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 23, 2015

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