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the original elephant-shaped proposal for the arc de triomphe
sure is a scream

stencilled graffiti seem to be
le dernier cri
such a green city
beauty has to suffer
at the tuileries
25 september 2001

17 years that i haven't been to paris... and it hasn't changed.

last metro to la tour eiffel,
happy couples and friends sitting miring magic above,
youngsters chasing each other goofily squealing...

me, lying face-up on a bench underneath,
ironworks bright sodium-yellow against black sky,
a nuitgrave in 'bed', smirking chuckling...

handful police and soldiers leisurely pretend to patrol,
clumsily lugging few lumpy weapons,
and bamm, 1 am lights go off. aah beaut... happy i went.