Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

From The La Louve Et L'Autour Collection Ii - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

...and to fill in the flesh over time
you will need my heart. You will have
to reach into my ribcage and just
take it out, but you know the rest
and I will have plenty of skins
to keeep you warm while you use
the drum to re-claim your life.
Remember that you will like
fat hands and a few other
unusual things and, from thousands
of years in the underworld you know
that they matter to others but that they
are your essence to me which is the way
it needs to be. And should you,
as some spirits have said, need to
nurture your re-awakened soul
you will always have my heart available
even if you -one day- need to keep it.

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  • (8/11/2005 7:39:00 AM)

    Touching poem.....I like the other one more. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 10, 2005

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