The Place du Juif

in Vienna is abandoned

the historic cobble stone

shines wetted thru‘ drizzle

that stained historic facades.

Children play around

the holocaust memorial

tourists take snaps from

bronzed monumental Lessing

who watches the square

and the temple

editing his last play.

Some visitors talk in

foreign languages

in a sing-song-way

that soothes heated minds

stirred-up by a pandemic of


Just carry on writing

the exhibiting artist and

photographer says

to the visiting poet

who floats above the square

like a ZG-Art fantasy.

It’s December and at 4:30 pm

the square turns pitch black

it’s time to fetch T’s lottery

tickets and then pay a visit

to the Red bank at Kierling

before travelling home

to a village called Weidling.




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