WHAT COULD ALSO BE SAID
for Günther Grass
why do they print, why do they distribute
what grass has said, weapons for israel
what will they do with german submarines
built for nuclear missiles?
many who grew up beneath those missiles
with fathers who knew or didn’t know
where their fathers went or what they did,
many who grew up under the weapons
they might understand those who are afraid.
grass didn’t say who should bomb whom.
he asked for observation of weapons
and nuclear reactors at the same time.
what are poems for? what is easter for?
what should have been done in 2012?
MW April 2015