"engloutie dans les mers éternelles des nuits noyées"
Gertrud Kolmar

Proletarian Victim

memory
moon

pages
of breath

rival in garden
spectre

death
to sea
of seas

beyond
instant to instant

immersion

inundation

inouï

blood
on leaves

feed viscera
to vipers

lord
of
hosts hideous

lamentable line
followed
end
in end

you cannot seduce
serpents

that simple
&
clear

base
of breathing

in
out

conceive
claws

come

come
soon enough

lost
breath circulates

frantic
for family
roots

blood

line

crawl
to
océan

collapse
into
circle

wing to wing

time
immerses
time
in time

endowed with breath

endowed with tears
run into sea

''Proletarian Victim'' by David Alfaro Siqueiros, enamel on burlap, 205.8 x 120.6 cm, 1933, gift of the estate of George Gershwin, MoMA The Museum of Modern Art, New York

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