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Nothing is more terrible than snow falling on bookshelves where charlatanry sighs between statuettes and bookends. For the sluggish illiterates who cannot repair a ceiling, and for the minaret and steeple, nothing is more terrible than snow. 41 T H E G R E AT T R A N S G R E S S O R S AT T H E FA L A J D A R I S H O T E L The lights spin the girls spin the men have forgotten the meaning of their words. And when the singer stops and the drums fade, they all walk out innocent and chaste. 42 Shotguns and Accordions SUICIDE DOGS 1.

Never our own. What pulses within our veins isn’t some amateur’s conjecture. Flames are of no importance to the suicide dog whose eyes are stoned lament, hoarsened fog. 3. Concrete like whimpering floorboards — concrete like rusty sewing machines deafening the houses with their metallic choruses. ” Concrete can comfort the tick-ravaged pylons in the labyrinth of transport. 4. Horsemen who were robbed and never thank fan or impress an architecture that can only tell two stories. Taxi drivers who shepherd rank capital like Virgil spar and joust through this hell while they sit on the road and curse the shops, the thwarted river and moon-cut crops.

It is always the other’s architecture that melts us. Never our own. What pulses within our veins isn’t some amateur’s conjecture. Flames are of no importance to the suicide dog whose eyes are stoned lament, hoarsened fog. 3. Concrete like whimpering floorboards — concrete like rusty sewing machines deafening the houses with their metallic choruses. ” Concrete can comfort the tick-ravaged pylons in the labyrinth of transport. 4. Horsemen who were robbed and never thank fan or impress an architecture that can only tell two stories.

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