Now what shall I speak to you about! All the same, you settle for nonsense, - Itís better I go to drink with the friends - The friends have more important thoughts. The friends have a serious conversation - For instance, about, who drinks more. The friends have a wide range of interests - From the kiosk to our grocery. Our conversation is straight and rough - All problems we deceide gulping: Who fetches the missing rupee And who is to run afterward for vodka. You give me bread-kvass in the morning - Now what to you think of a justification! Our intellects are different, - Improve your education!
© Elisabeth Jelinek. Translation, 2018