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First Place: The Weekly Poetry Contest #9

One Block of Houses

by Alex Dreppec
(Roßdorf, Hesse, Germany)
Published September 17, 2017
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One Block of Houses

by Alex Dreppec

If you lose someone in these streets
and you are walking away from each other,
you have about as much time to find him or her again
as it takes to walk one block of houses
At each crossroad the possibilities multiply:
Beyond the first block lie three possibilities,
the ends of the second ones present you
with a sum of at least nine,
after the third block, you forget what kind of person
the one you are looking for really was
and after the fourth block,
you forget you ever really met.
What makes this even more complicated:
This could already happen
while you're walking side by side.


Biography
Alex Dreppec (pen name) - born 1968 close to Frankfurt as "Alexander
Deppert", studied psychology and linguistics and went to Boulder/Colorado
for his Ph.D. (finished 2001). German author with hundreds of publications
(both poetry and science) in German journals and anthologies, both the
most renowned,
Der große Conrady - since 2008, and the best sold
among them. "Wilhelm Busch" Prize 2004.  Numerous English poems were
accepted by
Cincinnati Review, Notre Dame Review, Borderlands Texas
Poetry Review
, and others. In 2015, Alex Dreppec was awarded the third
place here:
http://lunchticket.org/gabo-prize-literature-translation-multi-lingual-texts/gabo-prize-winners-finalists-summerfall-2015/

http://www.dreppec.de/english_dreppec.html
https://www.facebook.com/dreppec.alex

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