You do not know

This force is deep and painful -
it weighs on you, its weight tingling in your spine,
increasing the weight of your own wetness.
But your bed is your coffin;
you sink deep,
your mistakes
in its reflections.
Your dream will be short,
like the smile of a pretty girl
which gives a little more hope
if you can go further.
And if you succeed
you don't care. Like a bad kid,
you run around, constantly destroying.
Your accelerated steps
You’d better slow down, now,
and look around:
What have you done?



Zsuzsanna Peremartoni

Zsuzsanna Peremartoni currently lives in Budapest. She wrote her first poems at the age of 16. At the age of 23 she lived and worked in Germany as a ceramic assistant. Exhibited in Helsinki, Vienna. Her first volume was published in 2016, followed by four more volumes of poetry. In 2018, she was the producer of a jazz poetry CD release. She has been listed in USA, as a next-generation beat poet since September 2020.

Her own CD was released in February 2021 in memory of Australian poetess Judith Wright. Poems with a didgeridoo accompaniment.

She also had two photo exhibitions in 2020 and 2021 in Budapest.


Edited for Unlikely by Jonathan Penton, Editor-in-Chief
Last revised on Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 22:01