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Wulkan

Wulkan U LRI k E dRAESNER (lviv–wrocław–berlin) do you know what it’s like when y ou hurtle (the falling leaves) h e asks with gentle polish ca lm: volcano, Polish the lay of the edges the porce lain all the things in the house he s aid put them in mind of their own needs: ph otos of christenings, the blue dr eam of a dresser with prancing enamel peaco ck the wine from the wedding year— theirs that i s. the warmth still of their germ an lips on the glasses by the sink. we wer e ashamed not of takin g but of looking. th at wasn’t the way we got on. figure for life passed on. table au of all the shadows on the wa ll layers of the human piling u p prolific and hot, frozen. sitt ing on packed bags in your own pl ace for thirty years: fleeing to what other s have fled. they sawed up the bed the others for fuel the only salva ged sack the wooden leg of a dead s on. i can see their hands, fat her grandfather grandmother their n ails they had not lost everyt hing http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Manoa University of Hawai'I Press

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Abstract

U LRI k E dRAESNER (lviv–wrocław–berlin) do you know what it’s like when y ou hurtle (the falling leaves) h e asks with gentle polish ca lm: volcano, Polish the lay of the edges the porce lain all the things in the house he s aid put them in mind of their own needs: ph otos of christenings, the blue dr eam of a dresser with prancing enamel peaco ck the wine from the wedding year— theirs that i s. the warmth still of their germ an lips on the glasses by the sink. we wer e ashamed not of takin g but of looking. th at wasn’t the way we got on. figure for life passed on. table au of all the shadows on the wa ll layers of the human piling u p prolific and hot, frozen. sitt ing on packed bags in your own pl ace for thirty years: fleeing to what other s have fled. they sawed up the bed the others for fuel the only salva ged sack the wooden leg of a dead s on. i can see their hands, fat her grandfather grandmother their n ails they had not lost everyt hing

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ManoaUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Dec 18, 2019

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