Wolkenkratzer | a poem

grief only inflicts the pain that is already there


I’ve only known you the way I’ve known you

death added its layers to you


you speak to me as if you’re still alive

I almost forget that you’re buried under a tree


I’m not interested in ashes

I’m after everything incombustible


invisibility makes itself known

it tells me that it belongs to me

I know when you are in the same room with me


the air gets a new physicality

we’re looking at each other

and the only thing I know

is that you are still you

My own drawing © Laura Gentile 2022 | Instagram: @melpomenepaintings


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