Jennifer Rostock U.S.
Polarmeer

Just one cigarette length that I hang on your lips – I’m surviving so solidly
the old anecdotes and in my handkerchief a knot, that doesn’t let me forget
look unbreakable – I put on a smile, with violence if need be
calm waters are relatively deep, deep waters are sometimes cold

It’s not about who laughs last anymore
because there’s nothing to laugh at
just a tear right where you hurt me
and a silence that remained until today

Somewhere in the polar sea
your guilt still on hold
somewhere in the polar sea
the pain still burns so hot

As the first time
as the first time
as the first time
as the first time

I hung onto you afterward, one always knows a bit more, now I’m coming back to myself
sweep the stars together, carry my head under my arm so I don’t lose it anymore

It’s not about who laughs last anymore
because there’s nothing to laugh at
just a tear right where you hurt me
and a silence that remained until today

Somewhere in the polar sea …