Monday poem

 

Who are you and how did you get here? What happened in your life and formed you in such a profound way? As a journalist I ask these questions almost always to other people and never to myself. When I finally did ask these questions I discovered how difficult it is to formulate an answer. When I came into school I received a poem which I had to recite every week on the day I was born. And every week, in front of the class and with my teacher next to me, I did.


Stuttgart, Germany, 2014