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Broken Waves

Lene Teufert

Leipzig, Germany

 

I have lost myself in the broken waves.
In the past I often thought
about myself, about people, and about
how vain they are, myself included.

I have lost myself in the broken waves.
While thinking I am already so lonely
that I have nothing more to lose.
I am lonely because my sadness
drives away people around me.
I am lonely because my desperation makes others afraid.

I have lost myself in the broken waves.
The dull throbbing in my head reminds me
that I am still there,
that I have only become numb
through unrequited love.

I have lost myself in the broken waves.
But in truth I have lost myself
in the broken people whom I so desperately wanted to help.

 

Lene Teufert (14)

comes from Leipzig. In her leisure time she writes poems and short stories. She also reads Rainer Maria Rilke and Theodor Storm. She has a tom-cat.