You must be hungry, he said. / A magnificent sentence like that, / the last I remember him saying.
On the beds/ Of a lantern-lit hospital/ A doctor/ Playing the flute/ Revives/ Dead tubercular women
I will love neither wildly / nor tamely / a long lukewarm love
A hooker / gives me the come on. Whether I really // don’t want anything. I don’t, even if / I think about it afterwards.
the ceaseless forgetting and reminiscing about pleasure / maybe two swans on the Seine / maybe one
I had never seen / such a narrow room / when we wanted to turn around / we had to embrace
Post-war literature is pre-war literature. / In front of doors is behind doors. / In my eyes I’m in your eyes, but how do you see it?
Sit down at the table / and clear your mind / Take a pen / and write your beloved’s first name / across a whole sheet of blank paper
Under the arbor by the stream, / Amid the scent of pine sap and stale beer, / I just wanted to sit a while / Forever