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when I was a child I dreamed America
oil on canvas, 2008
48 by 48 in.


In the space of just one slipped beat of a tongue
there is big bang and total entropy
from red giants to white dwarfs
the whole scale
of cosmic dimensions are falling
out of my mouth
in the description of a kiss
of the interimlovers

of the interimlovers
in the interim

between microphone and microcosm
between chaos and on no course
between plankton and philosophia
between semtex and utopia

there they are
the interimlovers

in their communal mouth
lives a colibri
with each humming beat of its wings
too swift for the eye to see
cultures flourish and perish
whole continents vanish
here are no harmless words

all by far too large
an example most simple explodes
in 1014  for
the interimlovers

the interimovers
in the interim

betweem toothache and oil of cloves
between genesis and sixsixsix
between C2 and vitamin c
between ultramarine and navy frigate

the interimovers are intimate

the interimlovers
in the

in the course of just one winking beat of an eye
they have putsched
the government was felled
parliament dissolved
elections held
results annulled
new elections called
then finally exiled

in history reviled
I wade through the filth of mighty
meta, meta, meta by metre
with gestures far too wide
for the interimlovers

the interimlovers
are lovers in the interim

between temporary and tempura
between rope and sword dance
between times and on the sea floor
between semtex and utopia
they lay in each others arms

thirstly devour
that last little drop of light
they are not there yesterday
and tomorrow not yet
the lovers
the interimlovers
they are not there yesterday
and tomorrow not yet
not really
the interimlovers
they are not there yesterday
and tomorrow not yet

                  Die Interimsliebenden
                  Blixa Bargeld (Einstürzende Neubauten), 1993

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