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Why is Szymborska's "Tarsier" sometimes written (in translation) with simplistic grammar?

I think the first translation you mention is more accurate. Still, omitting comma in first line and adding in last would be more accurate, and here is why: In original it's Ja tarsjusz syn tarsjusza, ...
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Title of poem by Wisława Szymborska

Although it doesn't specifically contain the line you paraphrased, her poem titled "Life While-You-Wait", from 1976, describes the sentiment expressed in it, i.e. that life isn't scripted ...
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