Turned my back

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Photograph I : Petra Cecilia Maria Hermans

Turned my back

Slowly, I am standing
before my windows.
I watch it all, fall down,
this Time.

Slightly, I have been
moving forward,
in all dreams and hopes.

Silently, I feel lovely,
I do not have to make
a decision, anymore.

I hear the music from far away,
continually playing around my existence!

The rhythm inside my sensitive soul
moves and I turn my back,
once, once again
before I decide,

it would All
fall down on me.

Petra Cecilia Maria Hermans
Europe, the Netherlands, Tilburg,
July 28, 2019

© 2019 Petra Hermans

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/9907227-when-i-was-slowly-watching-a-snowflake-in-the-sun

Photograph II : Petra Cecilia Maria Hermans

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The bookstore

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Photograph I : Petra Cecilia Maria Hermans

The bookstore
Suddenly, he was there, twice looking
at me, with a rest of flour on his lips.

I thought, I had to leave it all,
behind me, one day.
Somehow, I could not make up
my mind.

In the bookstore
of my grandparents,
there are no children playing,
no more.
They have forgotten
how to read or write.

Up high, I needed ladders,
all kind of stairs
to reach out to some excellent
qualified books.
I am trying to hold my balance.

Someone, she has been trained
if you could fall, in another story.

Someone has to be fantastic.

Petra Cecilia Maria Hermans
Europe, the Netherlands, Tilburg,
July 26, 2019

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/9901944-the-skin-changed-in-a-colour-by-translucency-one-night

© 2019 Petra Hermans

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/9283487-when-i-was-a-little-child-a-young-girl
https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/9268937-a-woman-of-the-world-a-woman-of-all-women

James Blunt, Back to Bedlam, You’re Beautiful
© 2004 Atlantic Recording Corporation

Photograph II : James Blunt – Back to Bedlam, You’re Beautiful

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The second degree

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Photograph I : Petra Cecilia Maria Hermans

The second degree

He looked back, then.
As he was following me.

The young black boy was lifted,
for more than once.

I bowed my head,
left side, a bit.

I, who do not touch,
made a new degree,
to the small black no(u)se.
I put him, back slowly.

I was the one, who started
to talk, about skin.

He smiled,
in the same way
I reflected about my coach,
the best trainer.

And after that,
he made one victory!

Petra Cecilia Maria Hermans
Europe, the Netherlands, Tilburg,
July 26, 2019

“Een overheid die geen poot voor me
uitsteekt, brandt zich aan hete kastanjes.”

© 2019 Petra Hermans

Peewit repeats like an old record.

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/9233566-i-give-myself-an-honest-chance-on-life

Photograph II : Petra Hermans, Tilburg, the Netherlands, fine chin

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The last rooster

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Photograph I : Petra Cecilia Maria Hermans

The last rooster

In former times,
the sky was light blue.
A rooster had one task,
and a half.

If it was a dragon,
a balloon or rabbit;
the rooster was heard
all over the Place.

From far away,
her Voice was heard,
in more than two rooms
of a kind.

The mayor, here, has bought
new fishes, but he could not
find the very same rooster… .

A difference exists, namely,
between a split second, half a second;
and one second.

The story has  been told, by people
who are darkened and brown,
not white as in my skin.

Because a rooster, has all kind of features.

Petra Cecilia Maria Hermans
Europe, the Netherlands, Tilburg,
July 26, 2019

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/9097936-in-silence-i-listen-to-one-clock-because-of-my

© 2019 Petra Hermans

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/9086756-you-were-looking-at-me-while-i-am-able-to

Photograph II : The purest light reflects the purest Crystal Ball

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Behind my office

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Photograph I : Petra Cecilia Maria Hermans

Behind my office

There is a man,
behind the back,
who is not there.

There is a woman
in my office
represented by absence.

Now and then,
you see her walking
over here and there.

Silently, she goes, again
as if, she was never
supposed to be,

behind her own office.

Petra Cecilia Maria Hermans
Europe, the Netherlands, Tilburg,
July 26, 2019

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/9098964-ze-moet-dat-van-mijn-vader-hebben-zei-mijn-moeder
https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/9242718-always-during-my-youth-when-we-were-on-holiday-at

© 2019 Petra Hermans

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/9232725-a-choice-is-presented-by-one-woman-who-had-lost

Photograph II : Petra Cecilia Maria Hermans

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The Zoo

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Photograph I : Petra Cecilia Maria Hermans

The Zoo

In the old context,
the circumstances are
my freedom, of a distant mind.

I saw butterflies
across, along and between
natural trees, kept in an artificial
environment, with a bar for drinks!

In the Zoo,
behind glass of glasses,
spiders, insects and specific animals,
poison frogs or salamanders
are alive by my light.

I see, I saw
you all in the Zoo.

Petra Cecilia Maria Hermans
Europe, the Netherlands, Tilburg,
July 26, 2019

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/9236661-a-treehugger-hugs-more-than-one-tree-deplorable
https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/9240839-ceo-or-seo-it-is-just-a-little-difference-isn-t

© 2019 Petra Hermans

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/9850846-people-who-do-not-work-are-attached-to-an-angry

Photograph II : Tilburg, the Netherlands, Petra Cecilia Maria Hermans

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A silent painter

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Photograph I : Petra Cecilia Maria Hermans

A silent painter

My father made one photograph
of my life and none of your pictures.
He never had the need to prove it,
that’s what his family already, not yet,
had wisely known.

The colour has not been seen.

Petra Cecilia Maria Hermans
Europe, the Netherlands, Tilburg,
July 25, 2019

You cannot build war, upon peace.

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/9232475-mensen-die-gericht-zijn-op-mijn-uiterlijk-hebben-er-0-0
https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/9232494-fixatie-op-het-uiterlijk-komt-op-mij-over-als-nul

Jan Wolkers – Turks Fruit

© 2019 Petra Hermans

You may believe in Eppstein or Weiner
but you will never build war and peace in one Day!

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/9232482-mensen-die-gericht-zijn-op-mijn-uiterlijk-hebben-er-0-0
https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/9232411-if-you-are-lost-at-the-other-side-of

Photograph II : Petra Cecilia Maria Hermans

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