The candle in my neighbors’ kitchen window,
lit every single day at dawn.
The students in the German for Refugees class
who this week cleaned their teacher’s desk with disinfectant
before his arrival.
The smile of apology
on the face of the woman who sells me eggs this morning
as she avoids
touching my hand.
The elderly couple, holding on to each other
in the supermarket aisle
as they discuss
The children screaming with laughter as they race each other down the street
in the sunshine.
©2020 Anna Witte
A little about myself:
Hello there and thank you for visiting my website! I have lived in Spain, Mexico, France and the United States, but now make my home in Germany. I have a Ph.D. in Literary Studies and a Master's in TESOL, and have published several books for children, among them El Loro Tico Tango and El Fandango de Lola, a 2012 Ezra Jack Keats Honor Book. As a writer and an artist I'm in constant conversation with my own anxious mind even as I celebrate the joyful possibilities of our crazy, incomprehensible world.