brief encounter

Klaus J. Gerken

do you remember me
i’m sorry i…
we spent a weekend together
i really don’t…
twelve years ago
sorry…i don’t know you…
that’s ok, we were pretty stoned
there must be some mistake…
your son looks just like you
i really have to go…
we really had a good time
i wouldn’t know…
i’ll remember always
i guess you will

kjg 159am 31 jan 2015

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see ya…

Klaus J. Gerken

i’m old
i’m young
i’m what
cannot be
undone

gather no
conclusion
you’ll get
there too
even if
you run

kjg 130am 31 jan 2015

Klaus J. Gerken is on Facebook. Contact him on kgerken@rogers.com and read latest poems in Ygdrasil – a Journal of the poetic Arts.

soldiers

Klaus J. Gerken

no one plucks limp flowers
they’re not much in demand
youth is sacrificed on purpose
where beauty is at hand

we do not mourn the ugly
we mourn a joy forever
without the sacrifice of beauty
we have no bold endeavour

war’s beyond a meaning
so the old pluck virile flowers
to send to graves revealing

what harbours in their minds
where ugliness is beauty
and beauty’s left behind.

kjg 114am 31 jan 2014

Klaus J. Gerken is on Facebook. Contact him on kgerken@rogers.com and read latest poems in Ygdrasil – a Journal of the poetic Arts.