LANGUAGE. Over the telephone. You lost your language, your weight, that last seriousness you still. I was not going to cry at your funeral, but I cried nonetheless; this bird's flight… etcetera. It was worse than silence. That presence as an entire room incarnate, that cliché of an invisible shadow; there – no, there. Like an old, unmarked, postcard out of a drawer. Like going to the market and coming back with just that carton of cow's milk. Absent like something in flight, to say something; to miss someone else's flight, to lose your clothing. Finally we were that same age. I sat on the back row hating you. Today you are there like any other emptiness.
Freke Räihä, born 1978, is a poet and sometimes everything else in publishing. List of publications include Red Ochre, OEI, Ygdrasil, Truck, Lyrikvännen, Slagtryk, Serum and Ord&Bild and a whole lot more – most recently poems from Nomos was included in Paris Lit-Up 4. Nomos was Räihä’s 2012 BA in Creative Writing from Lund University. The MFA will be final in 2018. Other relevant education might be Skurups Folkhögskolas Skrivarlinje (writing) and Skurups Folkhögskolas Skrivarpedagoglinje (teaching CW) besides the other BA in publishing studies, some comparative literature, bakery, parenting and graphic design. In 2017 book number 14 and 15 will see the the light of night. Three books are available in English from Corrupt Press and Moria Books.