A Glass of Wine (En glaž vina) by Iztok Mlakar
(Translated by Manja Maksimovič)
Give me a glass of wine before it turns into vinegar
and smile a little to me, my dear waitress, I’m single and free tonight.
Yes, I’ve been left alone again once this story is over
it’s not nice, I admit, but one needs to think about oneself
and I won’t give up as easily as that.
Oh, come on, you can do better than that
the world won’t collapse and if it’s nothing worse
it won’t make you drop dead.
Oh, come on now and god be by your side
I loved you too much to tell you: please stay
how I wish I at least knew how to cry.
It has gotten dark and the stars look lovely tonight
oh god, there are so many of them
if one of them is turned off
that piece of sky dies with it
a little bit of light is all that you left behind
tonight I wish to drink, tonight I need wine
to lighten up my dark night.