Sehversuche | Trying to see


good god


Ein von anderen bewohntes Haus

Toeten und nicht Sterben


Die Dame und der Hundertfüßer

A hard time at the ticket office

Motorcycle noise in desolate China

Kein Platz. Zu spät

Swept along


Pay up

The fruits of crime

Pig Predators

Die Sicherheit versprechen


Schlechtes Gedicht

Tornado of words

Meine Mutter war eine Terroristin

ängstigte ihn das Alter


Freund, schmutziges Wort

Es wartete

Frau und Hund

Women and dogs

Fighting the knot prose

From on high prose



The intelligent tool

A chorus of elders

Mutters Antwort prosa


Frösche und Wasser prosa



Sirens, no legend


The battery works

Entzug einer Vorstellung

ABC des Nasenwahns prosa

The repetition hurts

Die Wiederholung tut weh

mother's helper

Sogenannte Muttermilch

friend equals foe


Sorry song of evil man

Ich treffe den Wiedergaenger wieder audioaudio: Ich treffe den Wiedergaenger wieder

Schwieriger Verkauf einer Immobilie


The bright appraisers audioaudio: The bright appraisers

Sad audioaudio: Sad

Fürchterlicher Kaufvertrag


A friend offers his help


Politics on a small scale

Ich muss schnitzen

I wonder how my uncle died

Großvater Paradoxon audioaudio: Großvater Paradoxon

Harte Arbeit audioaudio: Harte Arbeit

Feueropfer mit Führer audioaudio: Feueropfer mit Führer

Dissociation Instructions audioaudio: Dissociation Instructions

The old must be excused

Weil ihr mich nicht hört, spreche ich leise audioaudio: Weil ihr mich nicht hört, spreche ich leise

The black receiver in my grandfather's house audioaudio: The black receiver in my grandfather's house

Dummes Formular

A child works perfectly as a mirror of lust


How can I get rid of the juice? audioaudio: How can I get rid of the juice?


Grandmother, mother and I audioaudio: Grandmother, mother and I

The drivelling dead audioaudio: The drivelling dead

Die Löschung audioaudio: Die Löschung

Schreckliche Leute

Voyage to the moon in three parts

The lying fly audioaudio: The lying fly

Stockholm Syndrome

2006 - 2005

Kapitän Fragensteller


A Toddler with Attitude

Mother and son audioaudio: Mother and son

Betrayer, my opposite number audioaudio: Betrayer, my opposite number

Die ungeahnte Schwierigkeit sprechen zu lernen

I'm not angry


Nightmare instructions audioaudio: Nightmare instructions

The Waiting Trap

2003 -2000


Das Außerirdische tötet prosa

Eine Blumentopfbesatzung trifft auf Mars den .... sprechenden Bären prosa


kellnerinnen prosa

der rennleiter erkrankt prosa

KNACK audioaudio: KNACK



einkaufsbummel auf mars

Stop moving and I will consider you dead prose

donald vor grün

weichtiere auf der rennbahn prosa

Die Bewegung von Ich zu Ich ist unmöglich


strange saint

dangerous thing

Identitäten audioaudio: Identitäten


behind your ear



vögleins ende

Hure identifiziert audioaudio: Hure identifiziert

dummer odysseus



1997 - 95

Der kleine Barnelmann

der seltsame ichgeschmack

der Stachel audioaudio: der Stachel

Flucht vom Fest

zur kinderzeit

physical production

die seiltänzerin flüstert

die falle

Männer und Enten prosa

Mutter opfert sich

new selection of texts on this page
neue auswahl von texten hier

Dissociation Instructions

Every situation is a situation
beginning with fear,
a contract: their expectation,
and someone trying to calm me.

It is normal to comply
while their demands grow unpleasant
the contract cannot be broken,
I'm leaving my body alone.

Can I not get away together?
A little no must be possible.
It is better to err on the no side.
The contract must be broken!


friend equals foe

I'm meeting with a friend
and thinking, greedily thinking: friend
having already lost myself in
thinking nothing but: friend.

Is then a friend a misfortune?
I must, must focus
on recalling that I exist.

Opening the mailbox,
hoping to find it empty,
dismayed because it is empty,
scared that I may have been abandoned already.


Voyage to the moon in three parts

While misspelling 'wether' I suddenly knew
that I wasn't.
The sun wasn't 
shining, a wether was climbing 
the sky,
drawing a sledge with a boy,
throwing hail. 
Now, whether the wether knew it was helping to make bad weather,
I don't know.
However, the boy's bad temper
I can explain: 
What idiot created those three?!

Then - damn it! - another error:
having actually imagined a ram drawing the sledge
I now realize that
a beast whithout balls 
can't sow hail,
while the boy's three parts 
are also, 
though only temporarily, gone,
taken by the moon's good goddess
fat, grinning
confirming the suspicion 
of a moon made of cheese.
The wether grows fat and complacent,
its diet of round moon rocks
makes for throwing up, 
in time.


Pig Predators

Pigs on a lorry, brought to slaughter
beautiful lies: humanity, nature 
humans are humans' pigs.
Predators rule
and humans are different 
tyrannosaurs, tigers
in that they invented 
the idea of the human as pig.

22. - 28. July 2013

behind your ear 

My smallest and my greatest fear 
vanishing behind your ear,
for it's a place of joy, my dear, 
I can't enjoy if I'm not here.

Jan. 1999

© Anthony Thwaites