Caravaggio, Detail of St. Jerome, ca. 1606
Saint John the Baptist (detail), 1602-1603, Caravaggio.
This place is damp and ghostly
I am already gone.
And the halls were lined
with the disembodied and dustly wings,
which fell from flesh gasplessly.
And I go where the trees go,
and I walk from a higher education
(for now, for hire).
Drowning by Numbers by Peter Greenaway