I have never boarded a steamship.
The closest I have been to Buenos Aires is an amazing steak
at the local. I sleep in the city that sleeps.
I leave tango to the professionals.
When I take a leap into the unknown
I plan ahead.
It may involve organizing a hygienic urinal service
There is too much flag waving, too many arms dealers
not enough crazy tourists. I refuse to enter Spring in war.


In response to Marcel Duchamp's ‘Farewell to Florine (Adieu à Florine)’ 1918.

See the artwork that inspired this poem in the flesh, along with more than 100 of Marcel Duchamp’s world-renowned pieces in ‘
The Essential Duchamp’ exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 27 April – 11 August 2019.