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Now you’ve got your getaway baggage

Love Nelly Sachs, Rosa Aüsslander et al. Very relevant today!

Poems of Nelly Sachs in English

Now you’ve got your getaway baggage
across –
the border is open
but first
they throw all your “home”
like stars through the window
don’t ever come back
live in the empty desert
and die –

Schon hast du dein Fluchtgepäck
hinüber –
die Grenze ist offen
aber vorher
werfen sie alle deine “zu Hause”
wie Sterne durchs Fenster
komm nicht mehr zurück
im Unbewohnten wohne
und stirb –

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By penwithlit

Freelance writer and radio presenter

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