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Disclosures

1
 
Beneath the writing on the wall
is the writing it was designed
 
to obscure. The two together
form a third kind
 
 
2
 
There is no writing
on the wall’s other side
 
Perhaps this lack
constitutes a fourth kind
 
 
3
 
Some of the writing on the wall
will be designed as truth
 
some as art
 
 
4
 
It is said to represent a mirror
of everyday life in its time
 
 
5
 
“Fabius Naso
talks through his asshole
and shits out his mouth”
for example
 
 
6
 
“Foute les Arabes”
for example
 
 
7
 
Certain words and images
or parts of images
 
have been chipped away
These often turn up for sale
 
at sidewalk stalls
before the walls
 
of other cities
 
 
8
 
I too have an image for sale
It’s the image of a poem
 
and is to be found
on the reverse of this sheet
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