Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Depression by Erich von Neff

I take solace
In touching steel

Rubbing my hands
Against its smooth sides

Hearing it reverberate
When I rap it with my knuckles

I like the feel of I-beams
And steel pipes

Trombones for itchy fingers
Icons of my mind

from The Shadow of the Dog


Erich von Neff was born in 1939 in Manila, the Philippines. Shortly before WW2 he returned with his family to the USA. He has had many jobs and uncountable poems and books published worldwide, especially in France, Belgium, Switzerland, and the USA

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