Poem 3: Charlottenburg 1986

Do you remember the days when we were friends…

 

when that fertile field felt funny under my feet

with stones that ricocheted razor-sharp

against the pillars of Reichstag and grazed

against my swollen back.

 

New napalmed Nazi signs blazed

and branded onto the timid tender

arms of you, a Catholic girl that shaded and shifted your

arms with pulsing childlike blended skin.

 

Chilling and chastising accounts of open canopies

marred the city’s blooming clouds that were

floating over the crafty graffiti on the wall and

floating by a breeze that blazed over the rumbling S-Bahn.

 

Your hasty heaving screams pierced near my body

blocking my bloodshot bursting eyes

shifted once by the steel-glazed guns and

shifted by broken daisies left dangling and deserted.

 

For now, you and I will still remain under close watch

under their piercing, tranquil stares

praying that the gloom of the city will swallow us

praying that the memories of our mind will vanish

forever.

 

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Poem 1: Paranoia

Eyes redact from all corners

descending upon my clammy hands.

 

Shadows emerge

from their shells

shallow under my feet

swallowing my body

swift and stern

my body shifts

shaking

side to side, frolicking

and rocking

a tormented fray

inside the cocoon of the corpse.

 

Salient stripes and strings

of black on white

their soft reaches on

my slow groans

begin to grow.

 

My legs are cracking

from underneath.

 

My head is lifting

from grainy spurts

that lose their flow.

 

Visions trickle around my mind,

whispering whines that finally

arise from inside this

walled wearing willow of my worries.