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  May 2005
volume 3 number 2
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Ulrike Gerbig May 2005
   

 

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    Ulrike Gerbig lives and works in Germany.
    Her first collection of poetry Every Woman's Blues, was published in 2004 by Lapwing Press (Belfast, Northern Ireland). She has just finished Love in All the Right Places, her second collection of poetry.
    Ulrike's poems have appeared in several e-zines and magazines,including The Poetry Kit Magazine, Photoaspects, Electric Acorn, Unlikely Stories, Zygote in my Coffee, Out of Order, Open Wide, Mouseion, Aesthetica and Voices of Israel: An Anthology.
ugerbig@aol.com

   

 

What's Left To Say?

This year
deserves a poem,
but words fail me.
White oblivion
wraps
and seals
Pandora’s box.
Outside
frozen softness
blurs
sharp angles
and covers dirt.

copyright 2003 Ulrike Gerbig

   

 

Scheherazade

…saved her life
with lips and tongue…

A 1,001 nights of
aural fellatio,
administered to
Shah Ryar’s ears.

If I, like
Scheherazade,
with my lips
and tongue
aimed
the ultimate
kiss of pleasure
just at your mind,

would you
listen for
1,001 nights,
and spare
my life?

copyright 2004 Ulrike Gerbig

   

 

Onion, Part 2

i am an onion:
brown skin outside,
somewhat brittle to the touch.
a shield
protects
soft white flesh.

peel me and find
translucent layers
wrapped closer and closer
around the softest core
full of milk white juices.

cut deep
they start running,
weeping my very essence,
ready for you.
lap them up
taste the stinging sweetness
of my soul.

copyright 2003 Ulrike Gerbig