The Daylight of History

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The Daylight of History

White Star Whitely Bright
The Daylight of History
Shadows of Verdi’s Requiem
Little Hana Brajdova’s Suitcase
A Sisterly Tear Jar
No Rain, No Sunshine After the Rain
Affluence for Hire

Adolfine, Pauline, Maria, and Rosa:
One more than Chekov’s sisters
All written out of their brother’s, Sigmund Freud’s ledger

Ottla tells Adolfine
That they were taken to the camp at Terezin
And that it would be best if they could stay there, the longer, the better

Ottla tells Adolfine
That the food was bland, each day leek soup
Mentioning in passing that she has a brother by the name of Franz Kafka

Adolfine has already started to imagine Kafka for herself
Struggling to fit his bachelor’s misfortunes inside a hat:
In the pregnant women’s barrack misfortune goes by a different name

In the eve of death
Without the light of the moon, it is clear
That black milk is not a poetic discovery

Under the black sun in the veiled darkness
The four sisters of Sigmund Freud
Patiently await the black train to no return

Early at dawn they fail to notice their brother, Sigmund
As he nervously fidgets, going to and fro on the platform
Before sprinkling his conscience inside the sisterly tear jar.

2018-08-21T17:22:45+00:00 May 9th, 2013|Categories: Poetry, Blesok no. 89|0 Comments