Gottfried Benn

(1886-1956 / Lutheran)

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  • Shanika Paul Paul Shanika Paul Paul (11/6/2013 10:33:00 AM)

    Dear poet I'm inspired by your poetry please add me to your friends circle.i'd like your comments on my poems

A Fine Childhood

The mouth of a girl who had long lain in the reeds
looked so chewed up.
When we broke open the torso, the esophagus was so full of holes.
Finally in a bower under the diaphragm
we found a nest of young rats.
One little sister rat lay dead.
The others were living off liver and kidney,
drinking the cold blood and enjoying
a fine childhood.

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