Tuesday, February 27, 2007


I looked into his eyes and said

"I know all about you now....."
His hand jerked like a butterfly.
If you've ever tried to hold a butterfly
You'll know how fragile life is.
Some would call it torture,
but I found it..educational.
Screams are just melodies to some people.

I took a picture of him dying,
thinking nothing could
ever penetrate me deeper.
But the next day the thing
looked pornographic and,
well, boring frankly.
I threw it away along with the ashes.
I wore his t-shirt for three days before doing the same.

art by Porcelain Skull, words by Richard Eichmann


Blogger Cocaine Jesus said...

words really fail me here. glad to see they didn't fail richard. words/art. one seperate but joint fluid whole. it works so really well.really exciting stuff.

9:09 am  
Blogger Cocaine Jesus said...

"Screams are just melodies to some people"
where did that line come from??
fucking grade A. woefully true and horrible to think on but oh, so fucking true.
you two MUST do more like this...

9:23 am  
Blogger richard eichmann said...

Thanks CJ. Yeah, that one got me too. After I stopped writing I looked down and thought "erm, what the fuck?!"
A lot of it is free association but some of it is from my playing with cut-ups. I like to be suprised.

6:04 pm  

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