Wien River, Wien – 19/03/2020

the Spiders in my Head
skitter and trawl
spinning silken strands
dread spreading as they crawl

self no longer
webbed structure the remnants
hollow human held
by the sutures of his tenants

o' wherefore are thou
absent, meine Liebe
your outline a hole in mine
we are each other's Fieber

those dulcet tones fade
once more I find myself
wanting you here to stop
die Spinnen in meinem Kopf

This piece was written in October/November 2018. The line ‘self no longer’ is directly inspired from the title of the excellent book ‘No Longer Human’ by Osamu Dazai.