during ill days
when gloomy and heavy rains
drop onto my head
I wander off somewhere
at the very end of the city
where lost boys
in conspiracy with a wind
patiently build
their playful
worlds of mud

their hands
lively and naked
hanging over the clifs
from where the flame burns
swallowing gluttonously
all that comes in front

while stoping
sometimes just like that
I recognise you
amongst them

what gives you away
are the scars
of the severed wings
on your sholders

Vinko Kalinic
October 22, 2010
From the collection
"Our Adam, Who art in heaven"

(Translated into English
Darko Kotevski, Melbourne, Australia)

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Vinko Kalinić was born 1974 in Split, Croatia. He is a writer, journalist and human rights activist. He lives on the island of Vis. He is the editor of the internet portal My island of Vis, which is dedicated to life on the island and the Mediterranean culture. Also on facebook Vinko Kalinić daily writes his poetic diary, which tracks more than 2 300 fans. -

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