Vasko Popa

(1922 - 1991 / Vojvodina / Serbia)

The Enemies Of The Little Box - Poem by Vasko Popa

Don't box down to the little box
Which supposedly contains everything
Your star and all other stars

Empty yourself
In her emptiness

Take two nails out of her
And give them to the owners
To eat

Make a hold in her middle
And stick on your clapper

Fill her with blueprints
And the skin of her craftsmen
And trample on her with both feet

Tie her to a cat's tail
And chase the cat

Don't bow down to the little box
If you do
You'll never straighten yourself out again


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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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