Mezzavita/Mezzanotte Tor de Quinto

at midlust
i jumped
with hvy hrt
from the twelfth rib
and not
to lose time
into the wide open
mouth of rome

with hvy hrt
i felt relieved

– Gerhard Falkner (trans. Rosmarie Waldrop) from Chicago Review: New Writing in German 48: 2/3 (Summer 2002)

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