Poems by Marian Eikelhof

Poems by Marian Eikelhof
 
 
BETRAYED
 
ONLY NOW I REALIZE
HOW EVERY MINUTE OF YOURS
IS OCCUPIED
WITH CRUCIAL DECISIONS
LONG DISTANCE PHONE CALLS
VIRTUAL FLIRTATIONS
FUNCTIONAL FUCKING
EGO MASTURBATION
AND IN THE NAME OF SOCIETY
WORKING OVERTIME.
 
THEN THERE WAS ONLY
TWO NAKED BODIES
THE MORNING LIGHT
YOU AND I.
 
I AM USED TO DIE
THIS DAILY DEATH
AT MOMENTS
NO ONE AROUND ME
IS NEITHER DEAD OR ALIVE
WHEN NOBODY REALLY BOTHERS
TO PUNISH ME
WITH HIS PRESENCE
WITH HIS PASSION
THE CLEMENCY
OF HIS TRUE INTIMACY
I AM USED TO DIE.
 
 
 
OBSERVER
 
AUSCHWITZ EXISTS
SCIENTIFIC RESULTS AND
STARVATION ARE REAL
HUNGRY FACES STARING AT ME
FROM A DARK, GLOOMY PAST
AND NOW YOU ASK ME
TO HIDE MY SUFFERING
PLAYING THE VIOLIN
LIKE THOSE SKELETONS
BARE AND NAKED
CARRYING NOTHING
BUT A SMILE
HIDE AND
LIE
WHILE MY FRIENDS
FAMILY
IS GASSED
SILENTLY, RIGHT
In front of my eye.
 
 
 
FREE
 
WHENEVER YOU WANT A WORLD OF DISTANCE
AND KILL ME WITHOUT EVEN NOTICING IT
I WILL OFFER YOU ONE PLANET MORE
WHENEVER YOU FIND YOURSELF LOST
BETWEEN MY DOUBTS AND DILEMMAS
AND THE PAIN IN MY SOUL
DISTURBS YOU
DON’T WORRY
YOU WILL SEE NO TEAR
NO MORE
IN THE SHADOW OF MY ABSENCE
I WILL OFFER YOU MY SILENCE
YOUR TRANQUILLITY
UNTIL YOU UNDERSTAND
UNTIL YOU GO.

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