five favorite moments with her

first time I saw her
outside the metro station at Offenbach
and went to Anita’s for a beer –
there was a moment our knees touched

that moment was followed by playing badminton at the park
when she got so mad because of how many balls I destroyed

then we slept outdoors, somewhere in Bavaria,
it was so dark we could see the Milky Way.

there was a time when we were drinking whiskey at the opera building
watching poor people on the Square

but my favorite has to be
any minute spent on her balcony
smoking, talking, being quiet
after long, sweaty, tiring
hours of cuddling.