the grey sky was as grey grey as a sage’ beard’s mind
whose time fashioned garnished thoughts
like bleached contemplation in the fathoming forests of
grey matter grey brainscape
in harness for one pointedness.
rolled the wheels of the iron python.
as the iron python curved and darted at intervals of slight side jerks
& front forward pulls
slicing through the last slices of distances
b’ tween berlin ostbanhof and köln ostbanhof
via hannover bielefeld hamm hagen wuppertal
the mechanical python the distance traversed belched
overacross periodically pregnant rhein river
yes that locality that embossed
the effects of Versailles
we bridged into köln.
au de cologne
Water from köln
where the roman empire once cobwebbed itself and
where the deutchman hints in reminder hint
and surely reminds you
forthcoming of word colony
cologne ach so!
thee I paced when I had just turned to p/age thirty.
© Mmutle Arthur Kgokong wa Makgosa 2006