Poetry

“I Have Two Bars of Soap” by Leonard Cohen.

I have two bars of soap,
the fragrance of almond,
one for you and one for me.
Draw the bath,
we will wash each other.

I have no money,
I murdered the pharmacist.

And here’s a jar of oil,
just like in the Bible.
Lie in my arms,
I’ll make your flesh glisten.

I have no money,
I murdered the perfumer.

Look through the window
at the shops and people.
Tell me what you desire,
you’ll have it by the hour.

I have no money,
I have no money.

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