Ina Schroders-Zeeders was the RIXT poet of the month January 2023. You can read her original Frisian poems of that month here. The translation of one of them – ‘coat’ – is published here.
so many old things fall out of your coat pockets:
pills for tranquillity
who put them there when you weren’t looking?
or was it you
once sleepless nights because of money
no piece of clothing contains so many secrets
as an old coat with the pepper smell of sweat and rain
nothing falls better into place
on a worn-out tile floor
© Ina Schroders-Zeeders
translation: Trevor Scarse