Eleonore Blaurock-Busch, PhD
Micro Trace Minerals Laboratory, Hersbruck, Germany
Poet’s statement: Poetry allows us to summarize human and world issues in condensed lines and emotion. By condensing, we focus on that which we consider important.
He is old now, my older brother.
I suppose he thought of fucking
I was terrorized by his probing,
I can assure him
I have forgiven,
Photography by Linus Bohman
Each Sunday, I waited
I watched in awe, while Grandpa
Before entering his sanctuary, I waited,
First time I stepped over the treasured threshold
I never liked the darkness
Ladies hung on walls, waiting for restoration,
He took his time
I quietly entered sandstone churches
Brushes and words he selected with care.
I focused hard
ELEONORE BLAUROCK-BUSCH, PhD is laboratory director and researcher at Micro Trace Minerals Laboratory in Germany (formerly Trace Minerals International of Boulder, Colorado, USA). She is scientific advisor to the German Medical Association of Clinical Metal Toxicology and the International Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology (IBCMT). She has published many research articles and authored several books. She continues to study creative writing at Oxford University. Some of her poems have recently been published in The Mitre Literary Magazine.