The women sometimes wonder
why they come to this place,
but then they remember that
the Witching Hour is the best time
to be in the square.
The angular men that surround them,
mostly keeping in the shadows
are attracted by their alien presence.
Occasionally they build sufficient courage
to step off and approach.
Such is life on the jagged streets,
such is the way of Potsdamer Platz.
Henry Bladon is a writer of short fiction and poetry based in Somerset in the UK. He has degrees in psychology and mental health policy and a PhD in literature and creative writing. His work can be seen in Potato Soup Journal, Forth Magazine, Mercurial Stories, thedrabble, Tuck Magazine and Spillwords Press, among other places.
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