unmailed

sorry

we all have our luxuries
those things we can’t live
without

what about necessities
can water be gold?
can air be steak?

coffee is the brick road
to my existence
coffee implies water
&
sometimes I feel
like a king

my emptiness is the sirloin
to my existence
steak implies life
&
sometimes I feel
full

I think I need
water and air,
but sometimes
I drink more coffee
&
inhale every mistake
I’ve ever made

until I’m a pauper
with a burnt tongue
&
unmailed letters
with one word

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Lenin Mausoleum and the Kremlin Spasskaya Tower. Moscow, U.S.S.R.

UdSSR, Moskau. Lenin-Mausoleum und Spasski-Turm des Kreml

U.R.S.S. Moscou. Le Mausolée de Lénine et la tour du Sauveur du Kremlin

URSS. Moscú. Mausoleo de Lenin y la torre Spasskaya del Kremlin

(unmailed)

But still, my dear brother, there is this that I have always told you, and I repeat it once more with all the earnestness that can be imparted by an effort of a mind diligently fixed on trying to do as well as one can – I tell you again that I shall always consider that you are something other than a simple dealer in Corots, that through my mediation you have your part in the actual production of some canvases, which even in the cataclysm retain their quietude.
—  Last letter to Theo (unmailed).
Vincent Van Gogh, letter found on him on July 29, 1890.

PROPOS D’ÉTOILE
Pourquoi la conseillez-vous? 
Parce que, lorsque j’échappe á la fiction théatrale en retrouvant ma personnalité et que j’emploie la Malaceine pour le visage, j’ai l’impression du miracle des fleurs vivantes dissipant les fleurs chimeriques. 

Malaceine - Gros: MONPELAS, 50 Fb Poisonniere, PARIS

French advertisement vintage postcard ca. 1900, unmailed