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Friday evening we relocate to the world
for a few days amongst our own
that during the week we hover in only at night
like sheltered gnomes who at daybreak taste
the city that surrounds our home.

In harmony we travel each morning past hills
and streams, beyond small waterfalls, to schools
to seek friends and peace. We return at dusk
grateful and changed, ready for food and sleep,
mildly dizzy in our dwelling and safe.

— By Rüdiger Rückmann
Written on 24 February 2017