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Ann Cotton

The Ill Wind Promises

When the oscillator hums, I’ll hold your hand
When they come to get you, I’ll pull you aside
When the engine purrs, I’ll find the right words
When the music stops, your lips may have to part

When your baby’s born, I’ll carry his name
When your mother visits, I’ll hide in your bed
When your husband comes by, I’ll turn up the music
When the party’s over, I’ll hand you your handbag

When you kiss me, I’ll stick a hand in your pocket
When your lover calls, I’ll braid your hair
When they come to get you, I’ll talk nonsense
When you’re dead and gone, I’ll smoke a cigarette

Ann Cotton, Florida-Räume. (Suhrkamp Verlag Gmbh 2010)

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