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The peacock is på fågeln the revolver is on because like summer birds it is made for debts to pay them back in antigone it sounds like simon says play with swans simon says gold simon says dead I say help me my revolver is on in summer med döda påfåglar scattered across the lawn I think I must be a violent child of summer I think I must be galen näktergalen about the body Simon always says count dom galna fåglarna på fingrarna Simon always says I have to play Antigone with ugly fingers and with my eyes shut in the sunlight I have to do the assassination thing We have shadows in summer I can read letters I won’t tell you what they say it’s a private message from my private mother to my private daughter the daughter goes clap clap med hennes näktergalna händer I invented war I can’t turn it off Everybody recognizes a death’s- head hawk but there are no breathing holes in the underworld and it’s just the world now the rabble has failed to leave the pavil

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Johannes Göransson is the author of ten books, including the forthcoming Summer (Tarpaulin Sky Press), and the translator of several more, including The Angelgreen Sacrament by Eva Kristina Olsson (forthcoming from Black Square Editions). He teaches at the University of Notre Dame and edits Action Books.

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Mar/Apr 2021 • Vol. XLIII No. 2 Nature’s Nature |

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Such were the figures most amply adorning the coverlet that lay the whole width of the couch, veiled and encompassed it.  — Catullus 64

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