As I said to my doc: "I will pay for all! I will pay for my sins, for promiscuousness. Will you give me a shot?" I would beg my doc: "Please do stab me for all that Iíve missed at least." Let the others drink seven times as much. Thatís la fin du bal. They have all the cards. They should punish me for debauchery, That would serve me good after all, for once. You can tie me up, I would not resist. Rage is quite beneficial, actually. Swell, do swell, my patient record, my list, With the history of my malady! By the sighted ones I was given shots For two months so far, But along the walls someone always walks, Seeing pink elephants.
© Kirill Tolmachev. Translation, 2022