[Jos minulla olisi tunteita, ne]

Jos minulla olisi tunteita, ne
olisivat lämpimiäkin. Kenties.
Humalassa minä liukastuu
minuun. Riuku liukuu, kastuu.

© Harry Salmenniemi
From: Runojä
Helsinki: Otava, 2011
Audio production: Literaturwerkstatt Berlin 2012

[If I had feelings, they might]

If I had feelings, they might
be warm as well. Perhaps.
When drunk, me slips on
me. A pip dips, drips.

Translated from Finnish by Teemu Manninen