Munch-Petersen, Gustaf the special miracle

the special miracle

every night he was tired,
and every day he did as he was told -
and without alarm
he grew thirty years old -
and rather alone -

then one night he was not sleepy,
and that night he thought,
that something
might happen to him -
especially -

and early in the morning
he stole five pounds,
and got together with a woman, he knew,
rather drunk -
the day, the night and the next day -

and late in the evening
he got caught -
quietly, without alarm -
and after a time came back -
but oh -!

every night he slept,
and by day he did as he was told -
and together with the woman, he knew,
he quietly grew sixty
years old -
when speaking of life,
he smiled -