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Can you paint me shivering? 

Please capture the glow that left me behind.

It could have been me who walked away first,

But that’s not the point, is it?

If that’s too impossible, just

Paint me a river that escapes reality.

Let me drown myself in it and come back to haunt the past. 


Extracts from M. C. Escher • Metamorphosis II (1940)

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