Grzegorz Wroblewski

Zero Visibility


He moves in front of me.

I can hear words . . .


A prayer? A snake bite?

I enter a fog tunnel.


The guide falls silent.

No way back.


I grope my way forward.

(Life is unbearable.)



Translated by Piotr Gwiazda 

“Zero Visibility” was published in The Nation (June 22-29, 2015).


You can read and listen to the poem in the original Polish here.