“The Execution” / Memorable Fancies #2731

[“When a head is no longer sitting on its shoulders, you have a problem on your hands.” ­– Henri Michaux]

Your hands need to lift up your head and put it back in its place. But to do that you need to find your head, which may be some distance away from your shoulders, now that the executioner has exercised his skill with perhaps too much vigor, has made the head plunge away from the body, go rolling downhill from the execution grounds, eager children rushing after it for a pickup game of tête-ball.

You run and try to follow them, but you can’t see where they’ve gone.



And from a distance you see your body, arms thrashing, running aimlessly.

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