A requiem — in three …



by Jeremy Fernando


Only when one is
lying there, does everyone
want him for their own


 I had said you were
already dead. But despite
me, you went ahead.



 It can be awkward,
when a coffin has been made
too big for its hole.

 Image by Tan Jingliang, 2013.

About the Author:


Jeremy Fernando is the Jean Baudrillard Fellow at The European Graduate School. He works in the intersections of literature, philosophy, and the media; and is the author of Reflections on (T)errorThe Suicide Bomber; and her gift of deathReading Blindly and Writing Death. Exploring other media has led him to film, music, and art; and his work has been exhibited in Seoul, Vienna, Hong Kong and Singapore. He is the general editor of both Delere Press, and the thematic magazine One Imperative; and a Fellow of Tembusu College at the National University of Singapore.

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