Germany is calling to me

I hear her whisper in a foreign tongue.

I want to understand those words

and feel her heartbeat

Understand her sorrow and her laughter

and learn from her –

All those questions I ask myself at night,

I feel they live here too

perched on Germany’s lips.

And we will speak together

of freedom, tears and peace.

For though she stands strong

I hope she will pseak to me

so that I can understand

and leave here

slightly less sleepless.