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Ö he hanged himself
On something appropriate or wasnít it a boiler pipe
Rafał Wojaczek, The End Of The World

 

people think poems fall down from trees like manna
they donít see that the poet runs in wet shoes
that he takes the bus and punches his ticket

to them it seems I live off vodka
and I feel like saying all those words to every woman
who does not believe me anyway but wonít surrender herself otherwise

how about Wojaczek following me everywhere
recently to the barberís
and huge argument since I wonít pay for him

and he stole two lines from me
only because he was born earlier
and thatís no reason anyway

the only thing I have in common
with this motherfucker as he skittishly called himself
is that boiler pipe

and people think poems fall down from trees like manna
and they donít see that the poet runs in wet shoes
somewhere at the end of that boiler pipe