My demon has no brothers, no sisters, no kin.
My demon thinks time’s just a waste and a sin.
When God had made the worlds good enough,
My demon sat down in the grass for a laugh.
Cut his toenails in two in a dance,
And saw the whole world glide by in a glance.
Hugo Ball (1886-1927)
(Translated from German by Johannes Beilharz, copyright © of translation by Johannes Beilharz 2010. The photo shows Hugo Ball at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich in 1916.)