About Poems – Michael Augustin

About Poems

Poems
are not written,
poems
happen.

Poems
were there
before there were poets.

Poems
are scratched
window panes.

Poems
are decomposable
and therefore must not
under any circumstance
be burnt.

Poems
are open around the clock
(even the hermetic ones).

Poems
from foreign countries
do not require
a visa.
A good translator will do.

No one
should be forced
to read a poem
or even to write one.

Poems
cannot be held responsible
for their author.

Poems
don’t read poems.

Poems
can be exchanged
for other poems
at any time.

– Michael Augustin
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Translated by Sujata Bhatt from German

source: poetryindia.com

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