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Zywa 4d
Characters, even

lifelike, are only alive --

within the story.
End of the novel "Quichotte" (2019, Salman Rushdie), part 3, chapter 21

Collection "Low gear"
Zywa Feb 2023
It's always the same:

there must be a better way --

So, should I do it?
Collection "From Sacred Scriptures [1]"
Zywa Dec 2021
I walk through the village
The sun shines, the wind blows
a little through my hair

The shutters are closed
with chinks thin as needles
with long narrow eyes
My shadow doesn't fall inside
anywhere, there are none
in the dim rooms
where the light drearily
obscures what is going on
and what the consequences are

of everyone's comings and goings
The peeping people press me
as compelling devils

out of their eyes
out of the chinks in their lives
The sun upon me is insufferable
"L'enfer, c'est les Autres" ("Hell is Other people"), from the one-act play "Huis clos" ("Closed doors", 1943, Jean-Paul Sartre)

Collection "PumicePieces"

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