My friend Ross emailed me this poem by Daniil Kharms entitled Blue Notebook Number 10:

“There lived a redheaded man who had no eyes or ears. He had no hair, so that we called him redheaded provisionally. He couldn’t speak because he had no mouth. He had no nose either. He didn’t even have arms or legs. He had no stomach, and he had no back, and he had no spine, and he had no insides at all. He didn’t have anything! So that it’s unclear who we’re talking about. It’s better that we say no more about him.”

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