when the war was done
he packed some clothes, an old guitar, a favourite book
and headed home

and he said, as he walked into Berlin

"i know
"i see
"it's not as broken as it seems to be."

their love was like a road
it started back at home and they both knew that it would go
wherever they would go

she said, "autobahns are leylines to my heart."

"i know
"i see
"they're not as concrete as they seem to be."

when their child was barely ten
with eloquence that surprised her teacher she quoted Wittgenstein and Nietzche
Plato and Marx

as she struggled with a picture of a tree
she said:
"i know
"i see
"life's not as jaded as it seems to be."

"it's luminous."

"it suits me."