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May 13, 2024


By Wayne F. Burke


Neitzsche's sister and mother hid
him away on the 2nd floor
behind his mustache and
the vines of a veranda
he walked
spouting gibberish
until the day he became silent --
the "Argonaut of the Spirit" had no more
to say, or else unable to
and nothing left to do
except ascend to
Vahalla where there are no anti-Semites,
like his sister, and
no Germans either, like the Wagners
only Europeans, like
himself, souls
in sync, and
human, all too human.

Article © Wayne F. Burke. All rights reserved.
Published on 2021-07-19
Image(s) are public domain.
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