My position

	Turning the pages,
	Sticking their ends into the center groove,
	Writing: ‘Mistakes repeat themselves’,
	As a weekly devastating critic,
	My greatest problem in life
	Is to explain to my wife,
	While varyingly looking
	Out of the window,
	I am working.

	'Why don't you write
	A new novel to standards,' – she suggests,
	'Instead only a few short lines of poetry?
	It'll supply you with name and money!'
	I can't offer my readers a character,
	Having less guts and experience,
	Than I can fictionally handle, -
	The acute, loving heart
	Is that of my wife's.

Udo Frentzen 2014 - 2016