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This poem is taken from PN Review 235, Volume 43 Number 5, May - June 2017.

‘My Muse’ & Other Poems (trans. Sujata Bhatt) Henrich Böll
translated by Sujata Bhatt


Later heart later

later heart later
You will have
what is Yours
the east
patient wise
suffering and Yours

rest heart over bones
and ashes
the german sowing
later heart later
You will have
what is Yours
the east
take it
and get me there

later heart
You will know
my camouflage was my skin
i wasn’t inside
i couldn’t get out
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