Poetry Friday: “Inventory” by Günter Eich

found in Aftermath: Life in the Fallout of the Third Reich, 1945 – 1955, by Harald Jahner


by Günter Eich

This is my cap,
This is my coat,
here are my shaving things
in their linen case.

In the bread bin are
a pair of woollen socks
and some things that I
will reveal to no one.

This is my notebook,
this is my strip of canvas,
this is my towel.
this is my thread.

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