Friday, October 12, 2012

ennui

by jean-claude etranger

illustrations by roy dismas




the sky is blue again today
a disgusting blue

how i prefer gray!

but this sky promises rain

as ginette, the waitress
promises her lush body

not today
not today

the gray cat of madame paulette
eyes me with its never-abating contempt

helpless before it
as before everything

i look down into my glass
down into my glass

none of us -
myself, the cat,

madame paulette,
ginette and her body,

the mountain barely visible in the distance
on this distressingly clear day

are going backwards in time



2 comments:

Green Speck said...

I love your photographs ... love the way you paint them :-)

Dan Leo said...

Magnifique.