i’d take my earring out

Ah Margarida,
If I gave you my life,
What would you do with it?

I’d take my earrings out of hook,
Marry a blind man,
And live on a tree-lined block.

1. George Hendrik Breitner. The Earring. 1893
2. poem: Ah Margarida by Álvaro de Campos

and a treat:
the flowers she sent and the flowers she said she sent

And you tremble like an ostrich
In your ostrich feather coat