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  May 2005
volume 3 number 2
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Ulrike Gerbig May 2005
   

 

bio


    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