But I am known here - They pass me by and sing, They drink to my health Andoksin. But I donít like the fame - The whole day I lie and sleep, When asked: "Whatís the matter with you?" - I stammer: Thatís how it works with a craze. And I am disturbed here: Why, they say, you are still here, - You have been for us a status symbol an example! What shall I answer them? - That Iíve hit myself sleeping, That the influence comes from ouside, The face of the chimera.
© Elisabeth Jelinek. Translation, 2018