「How long ago was man promised?| never again. no not again.| no death by water. || yet how many questions arise like yeast.| like the perfect dead:||was the red sea really?| does man rule the river?| did she/he drown? |was it natural causes? | was it sorrow? || How many tears on your pillow. |crocodile or real. water shed. | brian jones drowned. face down. in a child's | pool of water, youth fountain. || Jim Morrison. our leather lamb. he feared | the bathroom. he warned us. hyacinth house. |how did he know. how did christ know. no | doubt about it. a marked man is always the | first to know. he died in a bath tub. slumped | over like Marat. the only clue was the red | rash over his heart. || someone said there were last words. water | poured from his eyes. he was truly immaculate | yet surprised. outside it was raining. storm | clouds. danger waters. the tub was overflowing. | he looked up. then he cried out: | "but you promised”.」
*Vogue. Frank Stefanko, 1973.
*Daydream. Frank Stefanko, 1973.
*The Mask. Frank Stefanko, 1973.
*Death by Water. Patti Smith, 1971.