There's nothing quite like that fresh, clean feeling
right after a shave. But all can be ruined once you notice
clumps of sink left in dark hair. I trained as a librarian.
This is a clear transgression of boundaries. Now I’m in
a lather. My wings resemble hair. I never trained
as a hairdresser or pilot. I fly to move between worlds | |
the patron of commerce | | fleecing spectators for
| | whiskers and kicks


In response to Man Ray's 'Duchamp with Shaving Lather for "Monte Carlo Bond"' 1924.

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.