By Susi Bocks

where once was substance
a hollow shell
in its place

love bounces off
not even a response

kindness is foreign
after the tragedy
of betrayal

this voluminous space
of emptiness
is home now

Susi Bocks was born to an American soldier and German mother in Berlin, Germany in 1962 before the infamous Wall came down. She now resides in the middle of Kansas.

10 thoughts on “Abandoned

  1. Good. Full of heartbreaking emotion.
    My Mutter, 97 years old, escaped from the East in 1946 and married an American in 1947. In May I am flying to Halle-Leipzig to visit where she lived for the first time.
    Again I liked it.

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    1. Thank you, Pat. I can attest to the emotion you’ve keyed in on. So happy for you that your mother got out. My aunt, unfortunately, committed suicide five years before the Wall came down. I imagine your trip will be rather emotion-filled for you. Appreciate your comments and your support.


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