Daniil Kharms, “The red-haired man”
Blue Notebook No. 10
or The Red-Haired Man
There was once a red-haired man who had neither eyes nor ears. He had no hair either so he was called “red-haired” only theoretically.
He could not speak since he had no mouth. He didn’t have a nose either.
He had neither legs nor arms. He had no stomach, no back, no spine, and he had no insides whatsoever. He had nothing at all ! So it’s not really clear who we’re talking about.
I suppose then it’s best not to talk about him any more.