Endphase

Endphase

Why did you have to die?
during the spring war?
While birds roared commands in front of the window.
and buds detonated around me.
The air bombed me with hope –
Opponent’s Propaganda

You went
and the sun began to retreat.
She evacuated her light,
to shine far away from me.
I understood: Everybody save himself –
And I stayed while all the sirens cried.

When you were gone,
I got behind enemy lines.
Saw a ladybug in the minefield of my tears,
on each wing four hits
Did you hear gunfire or was it my heart?
No more refuge between wreckages of life.

Anke Höhl-Kayser

Anke Höhl-Kayser

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