TWO-PART MINIATURES

No.1

I
this|when was|her unexpected|hand to touch|disappeared
upon|in the cold|pocket of glass|her perhaps|coat
and|she round|found a|what little|must ball|have been
a|her little|brother’s boy|loss it|while was|once again
now|trying I|to remember|appear taller

II
this was unexpected to touch
when her hand disappeared

upon the cold of glass perhaps
in the pocket of her coat,

and round. a little ball,
she found what must have been

a little boy it was,
her brother’s loss, while once again

now I remember.
trying to appear taller.

III
this was unexpected to touch
upon the cold of glass perhaps
and round. a little ball,
a little boy it was,
now I remember.

when her hand disappeared
in the pocket of her coat,
she found what must have been
her brother’s loss, while once again
trying to appear taller.

IV
this was unexpected to touch
upon the cold of glass perhaps
and round. a little ball,
a little boy it was,
now I remember.1

1
when her hand disappeared in the pocket of her coat, she found what must have been her brother’s loss, while once again trying to appear taller.

No.2

I a
she feels her irritation:
moments slightly too long before she answers
and her voice seems a bit off.
grey silence covers,
revealing that something must be lying
below, broken.

she broke my dearest cup and left it
unsaid she enters saying nothing
and asking questions as if…
outside the cat is hunting butterflies again.

I b
she feels her irritation
in moments slightly too long before she answers
and her voice seems a bit off.
grey silence covers,
revealing that something must be lying
below, broken.

she broke my dearest cup and left it
saying nothing she enters
grey silence covers,
asking questions as if…

outside the cat is hunting butterflies again.

II
she feels|broke her|my irritation|dearest cup and left it
in moments slightly too long before|saying nothing she answers|enters
and her voice seems a bit off. grey silence covers,
revealing|asking that something|questions must be lying|as if…
below|outside the cat is hunting broken|butterflies again.


Composed in May-July 2014, as part of my research on
Mehrstimmigkeit (polyphony).

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