Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 34,504 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

Ich Bin Ein Berliner - Poem by Douglas Scotney

A friend asked if I ever write poems
about leafblowers and their users.

Anyone whose neighbours have been reduced
by their behaviour

and who writes a poem
naming his neighbours
after their instruments of offence,
Gas Tankers, for example,

and after the expression of their instruments,
for example, The Thumpers,

and can only escape
to a place
where there's probably some other abuser,

is writing a poem about a leafblower,
and reducing to Blower its user.

Topic(s) of this poem: neighbors


Comments about Ich Bin Ein Berliner by Douglas Scotney

  • (6/26/2017 8:15:00 PM)


    I relate to this look at neighbours who are inconsiderate. All too familiar.
    I thought, by the title, that it would be about JFK's speech in Berlin in
    1963. No matter.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 10, 2015



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