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Red candle, the beating heart that keeps you alive.
Red candle, the invisible instinct of the self. Feel

red blood circulates your whole body! Feel
the warmth of your blood, whether you live in a tree

or in the web! Feel it (now) at the steps of desire,
while it climbs up to the apex.

Donít sip lemonade!
Sip strawberry juice, & at least tomato juice,

and touch the red candle before it melts away
& before sand suckles on your blood:
Donít let worms creep into your crimson joy!

Just catch them & give them to the hungry birds!ó
At least, when you die their fledglings wonít excrete
on your grave of crimson joy.



was already there in the interior of everybodyís cave.
Storms wail beyond the coarse walls. Shadows get inside
w/ fathomless shades. Post-modern theories of darkness
take place inside. And if not darkness itself, then its aftermath.
In the interior of everybodyís cave,,, always room for another
mathematics. In the sum of all shades {gathering of layers}
a mourning chorus lamenting perhaps the original word;;;
the original sin,,, or the first attempt of experimentation.
People have been fighting icons of power. Now they steal
each otherís algorithms. Darkness becomes enormous, adding
more layers. The original word has been irretrievably lost.
óInstead, expect people to regurgitate cud w/ grief. And
darkness returns, electric, eclectic. Maybe this is another
version of a post-modern theory of interior design.



Ali Znaidi, Redeyef, Tunisia

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