Manuela Thiess Garcia: poems (2003)



Home: a stage

The walls: a crumble


The players: themselves


The need: security

The want: attention

The confusion: chaos, as far as the eye can see


The scene: a succumbed landscape anxious to renew itself

The action: forced

The resolution: no joining


The dream: fulfillment

The frustration: no change


The feelings: the feelings,


   ...the need

The agony: postwar remnants

                            of postwar remnants of


                            of remnants

And the children

               of the children

               of the children

Is what happens to


               the children.