Karl and Johannes
I watch you take off and rise far above
Cradled up safe in the machine you fly.
You are so frail, among the clouds you love,
But fast and joyful, not afraid to die.
And I of stone, I walk below and see
You ride away a paper trail to chase.
And when we meet you laugh and run, still free
I love you so that after you I’ll race.
I’ll watch you go; I’ll watch you fly away
Your heart as high as mine is low. You know
I will chase you; I know you’ll never stay.
You know you’ll leave. I know you always do.
All I can do is hope and wait for you.
From Johannes to his ex-lover Karl Schwartz the Stuka pilot ;). Ex because he and Karl got caught. Johannes' family had enough influence to get him out of the court-martial. Karl wasn't so lucky. I don't know what happened to him, Johannes doesn't know so he hasn't been able to tell me, but if he's not dead by now he will be soon. Very sad story :( Not much in All Instruments of Measurement that isn't, in fact.