23 August 2022, 13:35
On the first page Of a red book Easily overlooked Amidst paintings and artifacts From the artist’s personal collection A few lines stand written (Var står det skrivet?) In capital letters: WHY DID YOU TEACH ME? HE ASKED... WE TAUGHT YOU
BECAUSEWHAT YOU ALREADY KNEW – Talk to me, Jean-Michel Are you “HE”? Why does “WE” Respond and not “I”? First, you wrote “BECAUSE” in black ink Then, another hand (still your own?) Swept in and struck it through With red ink, writing “WHAT” Did your English teacher Have a bone to pick With the question? When she read what you wrote Did she want to know your meaning Or was she more interested In you knowing hers? How much time passed Between black and red? If I called Gary Could he get me in touch With your dear, departed soul So you could answer my questions? “Freshman Y--- P----- practices In his garage at home to build enough Confidence to break dance in public.” A heroin habit severed their souls From their bodies Died too young I miss him.