TO GET RID

To write is to give something away.
To write is to give something away and still keep it.
To write is to give something away again and discover it is still there.
To write is to keep something that has been given away thousands of times.
It is not possible to give something away twice or a thousand times.
It is not possible to give something away and still keep it.
If it had been given away, it would be gone.
It is always still there.
It is impossible.
It is impossible for it still to be there if it has been given away.
To write is impossible.
To write is not to give away.
To write is to try to give something away.
To write is to try to give something away to someone who refuses to accept it.
To write is to try to give it away to someone else who does not want it either.
To write is to fail thousands of times to give something away because no one wants it.
To write is to keep trying to get rid of it despite all the failures.

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Jens Soneryd. Text performance, April 30, 2016, Lage Egal (Off Site), Berlin. Published in the online art magazine tsnok.se. Translated into English by Frank Perry.