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Ileana Negrea, translated by Roxana Cazan


(Some say it’s the first
They’ve ever written about
long before DSM-5 and CIM-10)
Call me by my name.
It starts with a B as in blues.
B as in bipolar.
Boozy with happiness,
The seven-headed Beast,
Borscht soup,
Short-hair Blonde,
Biseptolum for every little shit (when we were little),
Bizarre (because I avoid eye contact),
A Ball (the ball we run after,
the team of doctors and I),
Differential diagnostic:
Borderline, aBandoned,
(who the hell knows)!
I’m the seven headed Beast,
Boozy with happiness.

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