2021-11-12T12:42:06-08:00September 20th, 2011|Musings on life|

One room in Berlin

If you go to Berlin,
visit the Neue Wache.

There is only one room,
one thing to see,
a sculpture of a mother
and a dead soldier.

Her son.

The street outside is loud,
a complicated conversation between
a thousand cars,
but inside the stone walls
people whisper.

An open skylight in the ceiling
lets in the rain
like a flood
of tears

and the light
lands like an eye
on the back wall,
imploring us
to see.

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