Wednesday, 9 May 2012

ON HERACLEITUS by ED HIGGINS


On Heracleitus 

Oh, sure,
maybe not the same river twice, 
but how often do we step into
the same shit more than twice?


DICK - Now then me old bog lovers, we have to confess we don't know what the big word means, in fact we've been trying to say it for a month and our tongues have gone all twisted and odd shaped but Tom has this notion (I'm sure there's ointment for that) that we need to be cleverer.  He reckons that if we post it and anyone asks we just say; “well, you know, it's all Greek to me”, and smile like a professor eating a wasp we'll get away with anything.