|The Narcosis of Water |
(to Mayakovsky and Pasolini)
“Prague had long had the sinister reputation for being the
Before sleep we reached the point at which many narratives sound as one
Squatting on the ashes of Europe, reunified, boys masturbate where the
Expressionless euphoria and nightfall rediscovering uncensored history,
the brothels and
Above the city, gold clouds transformed to black, curvaceous and
‘That can kill.’
‘What the hell did he mean by that?’
‘I don’t know. What is it meant to mean?’
under the shadow of a red alien sun.
On a podium in Na Florenci, the
square where major demonstrations against the
A 1930s newsreel spits and weeps into the silent crowds watching
Hitler’s entrance into
Voices ricocheted in courtyards. Reversed Hegelian dialectic.
The folk mask hides the folk devil.
Beside the Vltava men in threadbare shirts sit fishing, watching the
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