“… even sweetest lies
(the bright vermillion
of wayward litanies and disbelief)
wear out the bond of trust …”
Postscript: Nov. 18— A staffer points out that “Against Conciliation,” both portrait and poem, reminds him of the “Portrait of I.K.Bonsett: Je suis contre tout et tous” (1921), by an unknown artist, which appeared in the Dadaglobe Reconstructed exhibition at MoMA. That never occurred to me, but I’ll take it.