more than 90, 80, now 75 percent of people
don’t submit radical right-wing votes
in some regions of Germany these days.
how low does this number have to get
until we are all in serious danger?
when do I pack my bags and
leave this place behind
where privilege is still systemically
hoarded amongst the few,
where minorities tremble
for participation and social justice,
where being German is made still
into an ethnically exclusive birthright?
today it’s hard to live here
and be an optimist.