A shift from the corporate world
To trailing spouse
Opened her eyes to new ways of being
I no longer aspire to have that big career.
Her life at a crossroads
The creation of new community in each location
I think ‘coming home’ was the toughest transition of all.
The payment for a passport dear
from the white shores of Greece
to the artificial island of the Netherlands
My brother awaits me.
Once a home is now rubble
But aspiration for new remains
I worked for the Red Cross and now I am the one requiring aid.
Always in black
She stands outside the door
A cigarette at hand, she appears angry
A staircase that divides our lives.
His wide smile is accentuated by his moustache
A white apron smeared with hard work
Where have you been? How is your family?
Daily strangers that occupy close spaces.
A Georgian geologist who earned his living in Russia
Don’t worry, I will arrange it.
A close friend built like a bodyguard
Speeches of great men and their families
Glasses raised: გაუმარჯოს [Gaumardschoss]
A helicopter lands where no roads exist
Yes, he is a real man.
Purpose in camouflage.
Attaché par un noeud de huit
En suspension lors des relais
La promotion de la paix?
Vous avez du travail
J’ai participé dans un projet de dialogue
Mais c’est comme les chats et les chiens
Comment faire un secours
Si votre partenaire est blessé.
Attached by a figure-eight knot
Suspended at the belay station
You have your work cut out for you
I participated in a dialogue project
But it’s like cats and dogs
Practicing how to perform
a lead rescue
If your partner is injured.
A birthday party in Madrid
Photographic evidence of the Hungarian’s white shirted shoulder and his left ear
Neither meant to make an impression.
The Italian who left for surgery in Cairo,
would flee to Rome in the midst of the Arab Spring.
Hands shaken above large desks
Never to un-meet again.
the right timing