Behind Your Lips

Behind your lips
the unspeakable waits
tears at the umbilical cords
of words

Martyr’s death of the alphabet
in the urn of the mouth
spirit ascends to heaven
from the stabbing pain –

But the breath of the inner speech
through the wailing wall of the air
whispers confession delivered from secrecy
sinks into the refuge
of the world’s wounds
in its downfall
listening in on God –

HINTER DEN LIPPEN

Hinter den Lippen
Unsagbares wartet

reißt an den Nabelsträngen
der Worte.

Märtyrersterben der Buchstaben
in der Urne des Mundes
geistige Himmelfahrt
aus schneidendem Schmerz-

Aber der Atem der inneren Rede
durch die Klagemauer der Luft
haucht geheimnisentbundene Beichte
sinkt ins Asyl
der Weltenwunde
noch im Untergang
Gott abgelauscht

 

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