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Bertolt Brecht was an influential German playwright, poet, and theater director of the 20th century.

Bertolt Brecht was an influential German playwright, poet, and theater director of the 20th century.

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Ole
She found herself
      caught in a streetcar dream
without an emergency brake
           in the gloaming
among empty beer
  bottles shreds of packing-
paper, puddles of vomit
confetti and plastic
      seats too upsetting
to be sat on:
she was Spanish
   (all in black from her
             stockings to her
mantilla). Shoeless and with
her plait twisted round her head
      a la Carmen alone again
            (Ash Wednesday).
Impregnated by the foul
breath of a soldier,
         whose outing had
gone wrong, she stood
in the last carriage feeling
        seasick and you had to wonder
frankly how she would
            ever get out of there. 

Ole

She found herself

      caught in a streetcar dream

without an emergency brake

           in the gloaming

among empty beer

  bottles shreds of packing-

paper, puddles of vomit

confetti and plastic

      seats too upsetting

to be sat on:

she was Spanish

   (all in black from her

             stockings to her

mantilla). Shoeless and with

her plait twisted round her head

      a la Carmen alone again

            (Ash Wednesday).

Impregnated by the foul

breath of a soldier,

         whose outing had

gone wrong, she stood

in the last carriage feeling

        seasick and you had to wonder

frankly how she would

            ever get out of there.