Mrs X – Madame X

 

Mrs X and her children,

All winter without heating,

Caravan for people

Not even from the journey.

And nevertheless, as she says,

She’s not the worst off.

She knows who sleep outside

In the area,

When there are all these sport cars

In garages.

 

Madam, namely how,

Looks twice her age,

She falls asleep with gloves

At the bottom of a sleeping bag

And nevertheless, as she says,

She’s not the worst off.

She knows some who stays

Hanging on wire nettings

Hoping that a truck

Miss the bend.

 

It was a charming country,

It was a decent country,

She says, she says «Now,

Now we take

Some pictures of the dying

Instead of giving them water.  »

She doesn’t say that maliciously…

For the moment…

 

Mrs X and her children,

Still no heating !