Sudden wake in spring-morn’ Weidling
A bad turn from one’s bed
To the right side
Swing one’s legs down into one’s
Some chamomile tea
Dress quickly with a blurring head
Concentrating on a docu-file
For submission to the local
County office for social assistance
For Vienna and surrounding areas
Disputes arising about outdated
Documents re: current energy costs
One month already matters.
But the sole woman present
Is friendly with advise and soon
A compromise is found for a
Promised payment toward
The cost of used energy for
The year ahead.
Great help if one is in good luck
To receive the requested docu’s
From the lessor
B has renamed Gerard.
It’ll be a touch and go for the
Last two items at current dates.
She wishes us good luck
Offers an all-expenses paid tour
Of senior citizens
To the famous ‘Weinviertel’
(A wine cultivating area in the
Need a cup of coffee B said
My response is to take her to
Even if the poet is in dire need
Of his money he forgot.
He orders and B helps him
As she did so often
In spite of tearing-apart
Arguments that follow.