You can’t write like before: PITOI –
Poetry in Times of Isolation –
as it is now with half-half measures
in limbo – many still wear masks
However / In bus & train/ tram and
subway – we call here: THE ÖFFIS –
it’s still obligatory and punishable
as papers state some unheroic cases.
Fear has been the strongest tool
in manipulating the people / but then
so was good dictatorship ruling to
there’s a fine line between wise and mad
as well between laws for the benefit of
people / or for the manipulators.
however/ the poet commutes to town
not for pleasure but for the prospect
of staging a possible presentation and
who knows one of these rainy summer’s
days it might be happening – what did
the young upcoming director of artistic
movies say? It’ll be successful or a flop.
For now a good-bye drink at the Opera Cafe
Cafe de’l Opera Vienne / OH what a great loss
It’ll be if their doors will close forever
Until then – cheers!