The world is surprised by so much
much weariness (I am not surprised…)
in the wings of seagulls in flight
the graceful movement straight
toward the apocalyptic suicide in the ocean
ocean of Lautreámont
where I saw my love floating
the most loved of all!
that I strangled with these lyrical hands of mine.

          Paulo Garcez de Sena, Escritura da Palavra & do Som, Fortaleza-Ceará, Brazil, 1985

Billie Maciunas
writes and translates from Portuguese, Latin, and German. Her forthcoming book, The Eve of Fluxus: A Fluxmemoir, is about her involvement in the 1960s avant garde art phenomenon, Fluxus. She lives in Orlando, FL.

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