Lustful Things – Geile Sachen!, Folge 13: Ilma Rakusa, »Picture in the bedroom«

Lustful Things

German Poetry Now: A bilingual online-anthology, featured by DAS GEDICHT chapbook   Ilma Rakusa Picture in the bedroom No movie poster, no Madonna, no landscape, but her: she, the sleeping Japanese woman. Standing and sleeping, with pitch-black hair and a barrette in that ink-blue turtleneck sweater, her lips painted red as if for a fancy ball. But so much adrift, removed. Now I look at her behind the glass; she doesn’t see me. The snapshot of sleep lasts forever. One perennially extending moment full of innocence. And blissful, that too. Come, the picture is whispering – what are you waiting […]

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