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(c) Ju Honisch

Did you see it,
almost see it,
just beyond the fringe of vision
there's a gneechie,
somesuch creature,
when you do not look it's there.

Oh my gneechie's buzzing round me
even if I can't see it,
and its silent snicker hounds me
but by force it can't be hit.
And my gneechie's being busy
but what with I cannot see;
its existence makes me dizzy
so elusive it must be.

But I know my gneechie's pleasure
while it zaps around my brain
it steals time I keep for leisure
it steals time and leaves me pain.
Oh, if only I could catch it
I would keep it in a cage,
but it's free and makes me wretched,
makes me hurry in a rage.

All the time that it has taken
it keeps safe somewhere close-by.
After midnight when I waken
I can almost hear it cry.
Oh my gneechie lives by stealing
bits of life and bits of me
and I get this awful feeling
that it laughs triumphantly .


from Witch Way to Reality, released April 1, 1998


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Ju Honisch & Katy Droege-Macdonald Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

Ju & Katy have been partners in musical crime ever since 1991 when they met at a German Star Trek convention at the late night filk circle.
When not filking, Ju writes fantasy novels. More about her writing can be found at www.juhonisch.de
If Katy is not travelling or trying to learn a new instrument, she also sings the filkish version of barbershop with the German filk quartet "Barbership".
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