And the news will have to be tailored to their needs
with baffling opinion polls, announcements
of the number of steps at the ballerina’s
dress rehearsal, rarefied shots of
Antarctic snow, cascades in the Andes
the backwash of shivering butterfly wings
no breaks in transmission no voice-overs
while regular slots play truant; no controllers
in sight and no authorization. You’d think not dying was
a la mode. With an almost creepy unconcern
they’ll form columns and perform exploits
beyond every map and outside every schedule.

(Translated from the Polish by Rod Mengham)