I know that something will be retained.
that at this very moment
the paintings are beginning to fade from memory.
I know that the snare set by the painter Tonnerre
is beginning to show results.
the same gestures repeated from painting to painting
to better efface the paintings themselves
and what they represent.
let us forget.
Let us allow
the paintings to fade…
so that all that remains
is the isolated gestures,
the gestures of ‘The Ceremony’.