V.B. Borjen

Momento mori

I sip my tea and
observe the boot of God
heavy in the sky.

The waiting is about
to be crumpled to bits
by its pointy top.

Threatened by a cloud
yet not merely a cloud,
a weathergod,

I sit back and catnap
until it morphs into a bear
or a galloping horse.

detailed summary of all my sonsV. B. Borjen (Velid Beganović) was born in 1987 in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He obtained a BA degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Tuzla, and then an MA degree in Gender Studies from the Central European University in Budapest. He writes poetry and prose as well as essays in both Bosnian and English. In September 2012 he won the Mak Dizdar award for the best unpublished poetry collection in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian/Montenegrin, which is due to be published by August 2013. He is currently working on several literary projects, the most important of which is his novel in English. Besides reading and writing, his activities include calligraphy, painting, and teaching English.

Drawing of the poem by the poet.