Tristan Tzara
I Leave My Sumptuous Apartment

winter devours us

a gold dust cigarette

a mona lisa hi

saying hi to everyone


the weariness of animals rings

on the sale sacks and the butterflies of air and sadness

but the carnivorous light

and the mona lisa hi

keep saying hi to everyone


we're swaying eyes opened balanced

on the rope

the open eyes dance on tiptoes

it's cold inside the bottle of the shut voice

it's cold heavy on the road

and the wind moves the light along the road

there's that mona lisa hi hissing all along it

like the other cars cycles planes bikes on the road


winter devours us

we the golden tips of gold dust cigarettes 

Found In Volume 31, No. 03
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About the Author

Tristan Tzara was a French avant-garde poet, essayist and performance artist of Romanian Jewish descent. Also active as a journalist, playwright, literary and art critic, composer and film director, he was known best for being one of the founders and central figures of the anti-establishment Dada movement. He died in  1963.