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Alfred Lichtenstein: Der Athlet

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Alfred Lichtenstein
(1889-1914)

Der Athlet

Einer ging in zerrissenen Hausschuhen
Hin und her durch das kleine Zimmer,
Das er bewohnte.
Er sann über die Geschehnisse,
Von denen in dem Abendblatt berichtet war.
Und gähnte traurig, wie nur jemand gähnt,
Der viel und Seltsames gelesen hat –
Und der Gedanke überkam ihn plötzlich,
Wie wohl den Furchtsamen die Gänsehaut
Und wie das Aufstoßen den Übersättigten,
Wie Mutterwehen:
Das große Gähnen sei vielleicht ein Zeichen,
Ein Wink des Schicksals, sich zur Ruh zu legen.
Und der Gedanke ließ ihn nicht mehr los.
Und also fing er an, sich zu entkleiden …
Als er ganz nackt war, hantelte er etwas.

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