like friends and restaurants

a closing zipper

an Italian and a German

maybe Goethe

so far

the division of

the north of the south

‘believe me’

only background noise

Big Über

in Moscow

in Russian

Moguls, Uzbeks

soaked in many different sauces

scalding tea

on the Volga

not much more for breakfast

Tartars and Germans

already stacked

Bulgarian conductors sing through the night