Saša Milivojev - LIFT

On the first floor
Whiteness
A faded memory
A saddening distance
No one is around
I shut the iron door
I pushed number two
Afraid of unease and memories
Screaming
I was five
On the third floor
I saw
A multitude of children moving
The swallows’ first flight
And me falling down
From the flock
Into black mud
Yet the heart of jade
Is on the fourth floor
I spoke to the flock
Through my poems
My first colours and tones
A poet’s fate
The cable snapped
I fell into the basement
Condemned to wander forever
Through its labyrinths


Saša Milivojev
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Saša Milivojev

Saša Milivojev is a famous writer, poet, journalist columnist and political analyst... One of the most read columnists in Serbia, he is the author of five books, and numerous columns published in various daily newspapers. He is the author of the novel „The Boy from the Yellow House“ and of political speeches. His work has been translated into around twenty languages across the world. more…

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