skin in skin we build our waters fathoms deep we test
what the river speed is and the current of the ephemeral stream
your physics is important for understanding the essence of power
it turns with the movements of water passions of the body in the naked light

when through meritum thickness we lose the flow and movement
we hold back the life of the river then you with a damp finger
paint a delta on my belly and change your tongue
into a canal lock, through which the water awakes my dried-out valley

From The tram dream (Księgarnia Akademicka, Kraków 2013)

Translation from Polish by Sarah Luczaj