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Maintenant #4: Monika Rinck

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kissing him was like kissing a door
slim flat stern with hinges on one side
but moveable on the other
how it swung open how we fell
there were boats and we took them
our nicotine-sour mouths in each other
like an element to shape something from
the bitterness gathered in the hollows
when it wore off we smoked

from Disciple (trans.Nicholas Grindell)

3 AM Magazine interviews the poet Monika Rinck (Germany)

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