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Angela Ball – Give Everyone in Prague My Regards

Angela Ball
Give Everyone in Prague My Regards

One morning I awoke to find I’d been transformed into Franz Kafka
In need of a hat and other items, but in possession of a pen inscribed
“Workers’ Accident Insurance Institute for the Kingdom of Bohemia.”

“Angela,” my mother called, “What’s this durn Prager Tagblatt
Doing on our doorstep?”  She entered my room
Just as I was tying my cravat.

There was a great fuss and lots of tobogganing.

Since then, I’ve dreamt of myself seldom
And in the second person.

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