is not a gesture, nor desire, nor a whisper,
is the admission of all helplessness and power,
not to dreams, nor laws, nor the divine,
but to sighs.
Under the left breast is the dust of heavens,
the confessional quiver of veins.
is never sorry to have knelt,
when modesty tears off its belt
and voices flood the body.
is not the heart but blood
in waves – flooding corners in the dark,
the head missing from the neck.
Constancy of heights and wings,
infinite spaces under ribs.
It teases, guesses, heals,
branding the shoulder with a seal.
is when flesh, peace made with soul,
tries to tear itself apart from the whole
for the chance lips’ tremble,
for the fanning eyelashes’ rustle
for the defeats’ pain and joy
in the depth of the eyes.
When having swallowed the raw sky
you set yourself up in the clouds on high,
to circumvent your tracks
sacrificing ages to moments.
I will gather a mosaic
with the taste of woman and sea.
I will bide my time and build
four letters – with one sigh filled:
Under the layer of make-up of the slender skin
to breathe in the fragrance at a cost,
desire can get lost
when no one takes joy in it.
A smile, salted with a tear,
makes others’ hearts happy,
an overgrown mistake in the chest tears
away at its roots interminably.
Hand over the scissors and the needle
to cut – excise – and wheedle
all that is, all that was,
for all that was a lesson.
The dead ringing of distant steps
The first breath in, the last groan out
Cruel laughter at time
Sin holding sway over the world
Unbuilt granite of walls
That light attracts
Now the lament of yesterday’s heights
The convicted and the executioner
The rainbow crown of its beginning
The end of which was never dreamed
Nothing over nothing
That is called fate
A PEBBLE’S STORY
Stars shoot, entice and fly, stars don’t know why...
In a puddle on the ground the unneeded one is found.
No talents shine: it’s uncouth,
unremarkable, grey and smooth.
It struggles at the bottom in vain
while by day it’s kicked in the spine.
Hope and waiting
for a meeting will linger...
It knows the hour will come
when the heavens us too will remember.
The ringing of heels will fall silent,
the horizon will darken
and far from the bustle of eyes
the light of its star will rise!
Magic with its transparent light
will be mirrored in this puddle’s site
and dreaming up dreams in a swoon
it will reach to the Moon...
... stars shoot, entice and fly,
stars don’t know why...