The Practical Death

Michael Drewes 1944 (Herzhausen)

And of a Python snake,
I will not be afraid!
And I go out into the wilderness,
and on the way I slowly will undress,
and to a Python snake I yield myself,
so that he winds around my naked body,
and slowly flees my life away from myself.

And of a Python snake,
I will not be afraid!
And in his body will I be ingested,
and finally, thoroughly digested.

And of a Python snake,
I will not be afraid!
And of a Python snake,
I will not be afraid!

And in the end, I will be here on earth
excreted in the greater wilderness,
nobody knows where I am to be found.
That goes so well according to my thoughts.
No scientist wastes his time with all of my works.
The Python snake will suck my strength from me!
Do not disturb my peace!
Do not remember me!
No need for any child to learn my life,
one won't find me in places far away.

And so, I beg of thee:
Do not remember me!
And in free nature let me decompose.
You save yourself the burial costs!
To anybody will it not be clear,
that I, the clever Michael Drewes, was here!
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Written on September 04, 2021

Submitted by michaeld.67199 on September 05, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 1,050
Words 240
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 7, 4, 4, 6, 4, 6

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