Counter Arts
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Counter Arts

From ‘King Jane Germany’

Operation Alphabet

A contemporary poem

Photograph of an original artwork by Jakob Zaaiman ‘Jesus with Measles and Cakes’ (2015)
Jakob Zaaiman ‘Jesus with Measles and Cakes’ (2015) (original artwork)

Whenever
you called on him
unexpectedly
in his rented room
on a hot summer’s afternoon
during our student years, you
would find him lying on the bed
totally naked, and totally
fast asleep.
Nothing wrong with that:
a hot day, a hot afternoon,
the sun blazing,
what else to do
when you’ve nothing else to do.
And when
I dropped in on…

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Jakob Zaaiman

Jakob Zaaiman

Artist and writer; artworks, prose and poetry.