KONSTANTIN FISCHER, HANIA, CRETE
AND THOU SHALT LOVE
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God
with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
But where does that leave space
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where does that leave space
for the other kind of desire
that keeps finding its way out
through your speech
when thou sittest in thine house,
through your eyes
when thou walkest by the way,
through your moves when you sit down
and when thou risest up.
The kind of desire that keeps coming out as
a sign upon thine hand,
the desire that seems to be written
between thine eyes,
upon the doorposts of thy house and upon thy gates.
Konstantin Fischer, 2014 / 2015