It’s all about survival.
The poet in pursuit of a Better Life
The artist not entirely for his canvas
But also to master his life.
Chilling at the Castelletto-Café
In midst of a rich tourist culture
Vienna is loved by all
But most Viennese are weary of
Who supposedly should represent
The majority’s wishes
Besides chilling at the Café
Even the most redeemed papers
Free to read there
Could turn any optimist depressive:
Bugs affecting the death of pines
Rising caprioles of climatic changes
The suffering of the elderly
In a city’s excessive heat
Storing in the granite surfaces
Radiating still into the late night
Questions arising from
Wheeling and dealing with
There’s always fear about enough
Besides the well-to-do-people
Flee the city taken over by
Areas reserved for convenient
Will be closed and bulldozers
To revamp Rotenturmstrasse.
Pity it has to be done during
The main tourist season.