where her mother was born

in that little house
in the Stellingwerven

or much further south
in the cramped room
with a view of the mountains

will it show?

in the chances she’ll get
in the happiness she’ll find
in how much they’ll need to raise to pay for it
the space she will dare
take up

you can say, what is a chance really?

and what’s happiness?

something she
will only know much later
when looking back herself

finding a path




Translation: David Colmer