Big deal, with my wife not on a good terms. Big deal, my brain not so bright. Big deal, I was robbed in the building entrance. Just be thankful, that you are still alive. Well, so what, Iím tormented by the sarcoma. Well, so what, Iím binge drinking day and night. Well, so what, I was kicked out from my home. Just be thankful, that you are still alive.         I donít give a damn, my poker partner is deceased. I donít give a damn, I dream of bogeyman at night. I donít give a damn, the neighbors knocked out my two teeth. Just be thankful, that you are still alive. Come on, man, so I fell asleep in sawdust yesterday. Come on, man, so I got kicked in the jew and survived. Come on, man, so on the stretcher they carried me away. Just be thankful, that you are still alive.                 Yes, itís true, Iím guilty, so help me God! Yes, itís true, the one who wants, he can. Yes, itís true. But one thing bothers me alot. For being alive, who do I say thank you then?        
© Anatoli Trojanowski. Translation, 2018