no better day than this
albeit some necessary errands
walked vivenot-weg weidling/
a few times
back and forth to dr w’s surgery
certifying him that I’m still alive
required by law for Sanlam in
Cape Town – Afrique du sud –
for receipt of a tiny pension that’ll
accumulate just slowly in a bank
in Gauteng –
I cannot receive in Austria.
hah! What do you think? I have
worked hard as an architect in
a country that treats a gentle poet
for his income so unkindly?
Carl – my engineer-friend I worked
many projects with – meant
I should use it for a return-trip one
sweet summers day, when the cold
northern winds hit central europe.
of course he has a point. I will.
only it’ll take many years to save-up
airfares/ accommodation/ transport/
flowers for the ladies/ presents for
the tour guide / lunches for a
reunion celebration – perhaps it’ll
need another ten visits to dr w’s
surgery along vivenot-weg
who knows if we’ll be still in a
reasonable condition and blessed
with the spirit of adventure. life.
for now in central europe it’s a
see-saw adventure with obligatory
masks in öffis/ doc’s surgeries/
hospitals – scientifically not proven
to protect that much – but you’ll
know that by now…
the poet takes his Nordic walking
gear and gazes at nature:
indeed/ how beautiful it clothes
itself every year without the services
of a fashion designer. Think of it!
lush variations of green/ blue/ the
poison yellow variations/
it’s soothing to our eyes and you
may touch it all without being
reprimanded to pay a fee – feeling
like a human being again – unbridled.
listen to the ‘Tree of Life’ presentation
well intonated by Klaus Maria Brandauer
famous Austrian actor and director.
all happening ‘Am Himmel’ –
near paradise/ skies above Vienna.
heaven or life?