What profits (♀)
What profits (♀)Pieces of advice collected from lady friends of mine
– Die Sekunden danach
– Das Gedicht Bd. 16, 10/08; enth. in: Die Sekunden danach; in: A. Grewe/H. Herbst/D. Mendlewitsch: Fliegende Wörter 2011. Münster (Daedalus) 2010.
Early up, out and about,
look over the water,
sniff at coffee beans,
paint your toenails,
go to the hairdresser,
and otherwise: tears, hot-water bottles and rebirth.
talk about it lots,
change your GP,
pull up your stockings,
finish off those chocolate Nicholasses from the year before,
and according to your whim these parting words: And please
never phone me again.
Not at all helpful:
camomile tea, fennel tea, green tea,
least of all: your firm resolution
to flirt with complete strangers.
In the end, however, maybe
everything is of some profit,
and only for a while.