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Today’s song with hidden Agamben quote is also form the Lithuanian series – this one from a play about a musician: one eye is enchanted unexpectedly; out of it he can see trolls as they are, so he keeps it closed (for fear they will find him and kill him). A beautiful stranger leads him up to a room one night; he opens his truth-eye. This is the woman’s song.

He doesn’t know how not to exist –

Even bad water loves gravity

House of smoke

Stacked up all like teacups in a lightning butterfly

 

Fear as deep as a horse’s lungs

Or a radio learning to fly

Pull out eye

Stacked up like six badgers on a tree trunk small for two

 

Cradle-little world

Candle-little world

So much dancing

Wake up naked

Horse of white, hours of gray

Horse of smoke, house of clay

There’s something I can’t tell you

I can show you

Come here. Want to

 

The non-human is the one who can survive the human

The human being is the one who can survive the non-human

 

Fear as deep as a horse’s lungs

Or a radio learning to fly

Pull out eye

You’ll spend your whole life looking at the freckle on my thigh

Stacked up all like teacups in a lightning butterfly

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