You call for me
you beg me
you threaten me
you give me orders
you require me to
fit in and
act in certain ways
You tell me how I’m doing
and what I’m worth
I keep coming back to you
All is always about you
but guess what
I’ll do the same to the next person.
without or with little resistance
flip flick twist twirl slide push pull dab probe pinch poke scratch rub palpate penetrate
It takes only a minute
to bury a bird
say in the backyard
below two trowels of dirt.
My dear cat at the doorstep
sits longer in doubt
she should stay in or go out.
Syllables 7557, rhyme ABCB, this poem is strongly inspired by Billy Collins, „Predator”.
To improve the knees
we need to work on the hip joints and glutes
and on the pelvic tilt and the pelvic clock
and on the flexibility of the chest
and on how the movements of the chest relate to the pelvis and legs
and how the eyes prevent or further the movements of the chest
and how habitual tension in the hands stiffen the neck and shoulders
and it might just be that
if the toes and ankles can’t respond fully in walking
the knees will not improve…
I mean… …who has time for all that?
Even after 18 years of schooling
I was still not alarmed at how easy it was to be stuck there.
Contrariwise, for a while I was considering to stay even longer,
for a doctoral degree.
„Year after year
running over the same old ground
what have we found?”
Only two decades later did I become fully aware of that
schools are like mould-infested storage boxes
in which good seeds go bad,
living out their lives
numbed, crippled, throttled.
Do not fall asleep in there.
Get out while your spark is still ablaze inside of you,
no matter how scary it might look like outside of the box.
I yearn to hear a—
I made it out alive, I’m back!
„Wish you were here.”
Wish I was here.