Lustful Things – Geile Sachen!, Folge 19: Maik Lippert, »Smoke detectors save lives«

Lustful Things

German Poetry Now: A bilingual online-anthology, featured by DAS GEDICHT chapbook   Maik Lippert Smoke detectors save lives Says the fire department Inhabitants of historical buildings, however, fear That their stucco ceilings might be disfigured by plastic boxes Not everybody is a Venusian after all And already has a mobile Hanging around with miniature UFOs Smoke detectors save lives Says the fire department That isn’t a question of aesthetics But it is for me (someone replies) I’d rather die Than look up at the plastic box upon the ceiling every evening (And somebody at the fire department thinks: well, die […]

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