prose

Gustaf Munch-Petersen: Naked Human

- I think, most people are clever –

not so happy, but clever and thoughtful –

 

- I seek a friend –

 

- he shall walk hand in hand with me,

and he shall say:

I know nothing either – understand nothing,

except that it is beautiful right here – and there lies

a fallen tree over there –

I do not know of “why” – know not, what

something is, except that it is funny or

boring –

and he shall say: I think, there is much beauty

and ugliness in the world –

- he won't do much else –

 

- like that we shall walk –

with each other hand in hand,

while we attempt to look happy,

while we show each other the funny, ugly,

boring

and beautiful in the world –