Carl Scharwath, has appeared globally with 150+ journals selecting his poetry, short stories, interviews, essays, drama or art photography.Two poetry books 'Journey To Become Forgotten' (Kind of a Hurricane Press).and 'Abandoned' (ScarsTv) have been published. Carl is the art editor for Minute Magazine, a dedicated runner and 2nd degree black- belt in Taekwondo.
ASH WEDNESDAY IN DRESDEN (Aschermittwoch in Dresden)
Mosquito marker planes dropped red and green imprints. The Florence of the Elbe awaited its charcoal nightmare.
Sirens proclaimed a terror, embraced by formations of flying steel. The first incendiary firestorm rained seismic waves of heat.
Body parts and liquid flesh christened the sidewalks in drips. Like a grotesque summer melting ice cream cone.
Trampled, no oxygen a death dance in the street. The dance floor reflected adults the size of children.
Burnt, screaming and gesticulated in a mad frenzy to escape. The cultural city morphed into an aberrant, surrealistic landscape.
A German mother covered her babies with kisses and wet blankets and whispered silent prayers on a Dresden Ash Wednesday evening.
An American City
The city slowly withers and dies. While the living flow angry in open streets. To a new renaissance. floating down the river like a colorful leaf on splattered sunshine.