View from the terrace of the family's Brooklyn Heights apartment

Sunday, January 6, 2013


Rothenburg ob der Tauber
with your wobbly streets
your crazy-gabled houses
you are a fraud

On Marktplatz I saw Pinocchio himself
once docile member of the Hitlerjugend
telling a busload of dollars
quaint lies about
Tilman Riemenschneider and Spitzweg

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
you sentimental fraud
make way for the new Europa
see him there?
the guy in the aluminum hat
drinking a can of gasoline.

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