Astrid van Baalen (Astrid Alben)

Paul Celan Act IV Scene III
I raise myself and watch my hand as it draws the one single circle

Circling it
first with one finger
then your wrist
an arm the entire body.

Chronicle waiting
keep a score of it.

What am I. Meat
What am I. Stone

Nothing. Noting
a circle a score
a number to pick
pick pick.

Slice up the words
slice up stone

eat grass weigh
every word in grass

settle the score in stone
crouch in the middle of 0
a nepionic space sealed off
from innerspection

the highest note being
the one for waiting in.