How beautiful wine is

red red red

white is the morning

I am in a ditch.

And in the midst of dirty water

I enjoy these stars,

life is short

it’s written on the skin.


But how beautiful wine is,

white white white,

red is the morning,

I aching on one side.

Life life life,

night after night,

running away from finger tips

do hope, Mira, do hope.



Piero Ciampi (from the album Piero Ciampi, 1971)

Cover: Ryan McGinley, Yearbook 2014 (Detail, team NY), courtesy pr/undercover, Art Basel Unlimited 2015

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