« When I first came here, they said
One last request
Strange! They usually only say that at the last moment, before... The last moment
One, one, ten, one, last request
I said, if I’m going to stay here a long time,
A long time when unimportant things have become very important, I have to do one thing.
If you will permit me,
I always said it was best to talk politely to my captors – bastards Your out of it, I expect you understand
Out of the only knife I had left at that time
Which was hypocracy
Ah! I knew it would come in handy.
One last... request – What would you have done ?
Not you of course, but you.
Oh, Hypothetical. Oh, hypo– Oh! pathetical hyper - you.
One last requet, so I said good, fine, let me build a floor.
What for, a floor ? they said.
I said, any sort of floor. They said, And...
In 25 years, it was the only time I heard them say, And...
So I took all the books of poetry and put them under the floor. »
Extrait de Cell, Barcelona, 2004