by Anna Olivia Böke, 2016


I wish I was an easy girl

easy as a normal word

wish I had an easy mind

silent, still, in sanity


It’s a bitter normal world

loud, insanely

as can be




Oh Anna, don’t get bitter when

the words are un-eased and shimmering

untamed, re-phrazed, still glimmering

in the head


Don’t get sore, don’t be angry when

the thoughts, they run and run

one by one away from you

they run, run, run, run, run


Catch it!

Scratch it!

(If you can)

Though help won’t be received

the thoughts swim way too deep


Oh Anna, don’t get bitter when

you’re lost inside the sea


inside of me

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