Translated by Donal McLaughlin

Almost no one knows
that Ulrich Gwerder,
who, dressed as a merry shepherd,
posed in 1970 for a jazzy poster
for Tourist Information
in the city of Lucerne,
was – at heart – a leftie.

Only Ulrich himself
occasionally remembers
his old parka jacket and
his rebellious behaviour
in the Mechanics class
at the local tech.

(These days, Ulrich is a specialist
in a state-of-the-art small business
that produces
a first-rate filling
for chocolate mice.)