Growing

Could you imagine yourself as Karl 
May
poor son of a poor Saxon weaver
1842
imagined himself
a doctor policeman auditor
stealing handsewn clothes
no poor embroideries here
from unsuspecting
dressed to the nines
paid no hotel bills
dreaming dreaming
hunted by police
this German brother to Winnetou
through the dark woods
elusive elusive 
Apache chief
fluid impostor
near his Saxon home
Old Southwest
fighting Anglo cowboys
Karl

5’5

shatter your jaw
dreamed in a cave
jailed

invented
a doomed race
a single blow
Villa Shatterhand
Hitler’s heroes
dressed as Winnetou
slaughter “Ukrainian redskins”
in the Wild East
of German films
Pierre Brice as Winnetou
and Tarzan as Karl
Fantastic Mr. MAY
HERO
indigenous Americans demand
jammed in Radebeul
scalps
each summer
for burial
300,000 children
from the MAY MUSEUM
VillaShatter
300,000
November 16, 2016
children
WINNETOU’S Silberbuechse
SOLD SOLD SOLD
69,000 EUROS
amidst the porn
on German

tv

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