Starting out

Ketel stoom rusty

Photo: DWV

Starting out


The young woman’s mind

produced thoughts.

She examined them carefully,

put some aside

and used some of the other.

These thoughts were not completely unique,

but the way in which

she expressed them in words,

the way she arranged the words

and recorded them,

had never been done before.


Brown beetle, she murmured,

why are you smiling?

Is it because I am ageing

at the pace of a kettle that boiled,

now switched off?

Does it make you happy

that I am ageing?


Little brown beetle,

you are ageing too.

Does that make me happy?

I do not think so.


What makes me happy?


I do not know.

Once I have found out,

little brown beetle,

what makes me happy,

perhaps I will find out

what makes me.

About kruger01

Poet, author, translator Grandfather of five. Bonsai grower.
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