Living Berlin – An Ode to the BVG*

Plunge into the bowels of Berlin
the spiderweb system of iron rails and screeching brakes
that connects the far corners of this city.

Like some piecemeal Frankensteinian monster brought to life
Berlin has been cobbled and stitched together
animated to act like a grotesque whole.

Each district is like a living, pulsating organ of the great body
Formed from the same flesh and concrete, the brick and bone of its houses
its people,
And all are interconnected.

So it is with Berlin. We descend into its interior and travel along its rails
Like blood flowing between organs
People moving between districts
Through the BVG
Giving the city life


*BVG stands for Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe and is the main public transport company in Berlin