When I was a child I used to run barefoot, cling to carts, not to cars. When I was a child I used to go outside and play, climb on trees, not on the social ladder. When I was a child I used to run on fields, eat sunflower, not food from Mega. When I was a child I used to enjoy ice cream, I did not care I would get fat. When I was a child I had the marks of an entire funny day on my body, not stretch marks. When I was a child I wanted to grow up. When I grew up I closed my eyes to be a child again. When I opened them again I was still here in Bucharest.
(Translated by Mălina Ţîru / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year II / Corrected by Silvia Petrescu, coordinator of the translations)
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