And yet one arrives somehow, 
finds himself loosening the hooks of 
her dress 
in a strange bedroom 
feels the autumn 
dropping its silk and linen leaves 
about her ankles. 
The tawdry veined body emerges 
twisted upon itself 
like a winter wind . . . ! 
William Carlos Williams, USA (1883-1963) 
From “Sour Grapes”, A Book of Poems, Boston, The Four Seas Company, 1921
The cover artwork is I Don’t Want Any Problems, None Whatsoever, 2007 by Dasha Shishkin – seen at Artissima, Turin, Italy (2014) at the exhibit Shit and Die (courtesy the artist)

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