No, I don’t know from Job
And the rest.
I, too, am living,
I, too, am Job.
I didn’t rise like Lazarus,
And God’s no father to me.
Unlike him, I didn’t crawl out of my grave,
I’m a dead man to this day.
October 17, 1942.
On foot from “Gorny Gigant” to Alma-Ata.
Translated by Charles Swank and Matvei Yankelevich.
© and courtesy of Ugly Duckling Presse, 2016.