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I sit below a corrugated metal roof that is being battered by rain — it is leaking in three places — always on us. No women will come in here except the wife of the owner. She has been pregnant since I arrived. Fifteen months and holding. Vallenato is what they play. Names of drug lords, names of enemies, plantations and dead crops. But I have left them again. Poland in the 1940s: the fire, the star expiring in mud. A Pole, a Jew, a Gypsy, a Queer? This is how it happens now. My travels have altered the game — I can arc even the purest moments into hell.
Fifteen months and holding. Vallenato is what they play. Names of drug lords, names of enemies, plantations and dead crops. But I have left them again. Poland in the 1940s: the fire, the star expiring in mud. A Pole, a Jew, a Gypsy, a Queer? This is how it happens now. My travels have altered the game — I can arc even the purest moments into hell. 60 THE TUMOUR I first saw the tumour resting on Fifth Avenue. Its host, a pleading vessel for two decades of stubbornness, godlessness and cowardice, admittedly relished the attention it drew to the nervous rattle rattle of his tin can.
It is always the other’s architecture that melts us. Never our own. What pulses within our veins isn’t some amateur’s conjecture. Flames are of no importance to the suicide dog whose eyes are stoned lament, hoarsened fog. 3. Concrete like whimpering floorboards — concrete like rusty sewing machines deafening the houses with their metallic choruses. ” Concrete can comfort the tick-ravaged pylons in the labyrinth of transport. 4. Horsemen who were robbed and never thank fan or impress an architecture that can only tell two stories.