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Carola Horstmann

*1948, Zell im Wiesental

(Reading: Carola Horstmann)

Fear

Fear of paws
Fear of iodine
Fear of the swan

Fear of the syringe
Fear of the wee witch
Fear of the roof avalanche 

Fear of the cellar stairs
Fear of the bread machine
Fear of the floodwater in the meadow
Fear of the toilet flushing in the night

But in this house there lives a man
He, he’s all afraid of me.

 

From: pouches of snow 2011