Lustful Things – Geile Sachen!, Folge 41: Ulrich Johannes Beil, »The table’s gone«

Lustful Things

German Poetry Now: A bilingual online-anthology, featured by DAS GEDICHT chapbook   Ulrich Johannes Beil The table’s gone No sooner than the shipping company carries off the cargo, the room starts sensing everything you do. It breathes – listens intently with its walls to the slightest creaking from the hardwood floor. The remaining things are watching you: the sunglasses, dignified, an Aztec insect, the wallet with its sly Mephistophelian smirk. (Did you clear the drainage of the hairy glob? Did you free the bathtub, spick and span, from the ghosts of daddy longlegs?) You may go over here and over […]