“For Celine”

2008/06/26 / 2013/01/04

I guess we’ve been lovers
somechance earlier
and we’ve visited
the same bookstores
made love
to the same ladies
the femme-fatale
queens of the losers
guess we’ve been hiding
in same dusty words
reading/commenting
same
books

Guess we’ve been doomed by the
same old hand
that opened our eyes
on creation’s
blood
day
shook us
said go on, conquer – dare
to invent…

…and the Seine gleams
and the moonlight blazes on
revealing another scene
another week
at the world’s
golden
centre
here – where there’s no rules
no wrong turns
or predictions

Here everything’s guided
by the prophet’s
wrinkled
bone
everyone’s steered
by the moon sail
dancing…

…and I guess we’re still stuck
in this bookstore
where we first came upon
Joyce

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