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Contemporary German History

November 9, 2008 by · No comments

Claudia Bierschenk

Photo: Victor Bezrukov

Maik clutches the keys,
his unlucky charm,
as he shows foreign tourists
through the hell of his life.

They cram into a sample cell
of the old Stasi prison
while he stays outside

lights up his twentieth of the day,
wonders, when he’ll be released.

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