Change of Shift

An Haiku-tale

 – by Stefan Zimmermann – Licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0

She wakes up again –
The ammunition in reach …
The amulet, too –

She closes the door;
Runs to the elevator,
That never abides –

The lift door closes …
No floor is being chosen,
But it starts moving –

She closes her eyes;
Tight grip on the amulet …
She wakes up again –

The lift comes to rest;
Right between two stories! and:
The lift door opens –

Snowflakes are raging –
A cabin is illumined
By lambent candles –

In front of the hut:
Hunted prey; and the weapon:
Stands right beside it –

The hut door opens –
After all these years His gaze
Meets Hers; finally! –

She takes the rifle,
Loads it, aims, closes her eyes …
And pulls the trigger –

Seconds afterwards
Can nothing more be heard than:
His morning alarm –

He wakes up again –
The ammunition in reach …
The amulet, too …

Neptunwacht

Ein FHTAGN-Gedicht

– von Stefan Zimmermann – Licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0

Zorn entbrennt im blauen Himmelsmeer:
Tag bricht an!
Unerbittlich wächst das Zahlenheer:
Nächtelang!

Ferner Stern schenkt Dir ein Fünkchen Glut:
Nimmst es an!
Gierst danach und stürmst doch wild vor Wut:
Lebenslang!

Flog hinaus in Deinen schroffen Schoß:
Hielt nie an!
Schmähte stets des Erdenlebens Los:
Forscherdrang!

Sah Dich wachsen, Tag um Stund’ und Jahr:
Sieh Dich an!
Gleichsam stolz und zart bist Du mir nah:
Minnesang!

Flieg’ doch auch hinaus und eile fort:
Bahn um Bahn!
Folge Dir in ferner Welten Hort:
Übergang …