Everything of value is defenseless


I reel off a small revolution

I reel off a small lovely revolution
I am no longer of land
I am water again
I carry foaming crests on my head
I carry shooting shadows in my head
on my back rests a mermaid
on my back rests the wind
the wind and the mermaid sing
the foaming crests murmur
the shooting shadows fall

I reel off a small lovely rustling revolution
and I fall and I murmur and I sing



Lucebert (The Netherlands, 1924-1994), source Jacket Magazine, issue 40



The cover artwork is from a detail of Through the Wall by Song Dong (China, 1966) seen at Art Basel Unlimited 2017

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