Song of a Manhattan Suicide Addict
By Yayoi Kusama
Swallow antidepressants and it will be all gone
Tear down the gate of hallucination.
Amidst the agony of flowers, the present never ends
At the stairs of heaven my heart expires in their tenderness.
Calling from the sky, doubtless, transparent in its shade of blue
Embraced with the shadow of illusion
Sounds of tears
Shed upon eating the colour of cotton rose
I become a stone
Not in time eternal
But in the present that transpires.
(A video installation at the Yayoi Kusama exhibition, National Gallery, Singapore.)