I stand on the edge of the steep coast. My soul is a desert yearning for love. I breathe in. Three, two, one. One year's passed from the time I gathered everything good in me and gave it to you as a companion. Once again. Three, two. We were two. Now I am just one. One who pointlessly awaited your return. Three. Three steps are now between me and the end. My heart is hammering inside my chest. It's still alive, I tell myself. I close my eyes, put in my earphones. Freddie sings to me about miracles. I leave the chasm behind. I will love again. Love myself.
(Translated by Cristina Stan / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I / Corrected by Silvia Petrescu, coordinator of the translations)
Versiunea în română a acestui text se poate citi aici, în rubrica Ficţiuni Reale.