What Matters In A Sailor’s Life After His U-Boat Sinks

Treiben!

Nach jeder welle,
Ich zweimal husten,
Und einmal atmen.

Push! *

After each wave,
I cough twice,
And breathe once.

 
April 1, 2011

* Difficult to translate into English. Think of pushing up or through difficulties or impediments–floating through things that swirl around you or in front of you.

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