Vyacheslav Kupriyanov. Moscow. From the "In Anyone's Tongue", Vyacheslav Kupriyanov, 1992, Forest Books, dual text, translation Francis R Jones



Hideous Mock-Ups of Men

wooden heads for stretching hats
chests for blazers
plaster casts of muscles
nervous systems
inflatable girlfriends
targets
skeletons
breasts
stuffed wrestlers
hulking dolls
ossified memorials to men of action
any old imitation
of a man
tolking of slaughter
sickness
death
talking only
of what brooks
no imitation
in man


Copyright 1992 by Vyacheslav Kupriyanov