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Aphorisms & Haiku II:
Stonefish & Tigerlilies
by Gordon Coombes

Aphorisms & Haiku II:
Stonefish & Tigerlilies
by Gordon Coombes

Free the guilty hang the innocent

Love your enemies hate your friends-



an elephant paces the floor

outside my room

knocks on the door-



Tulips sprout in the toilet bowl

paintings hang from trees

clouds drift through my head-



cars sitting idle at night

on these quiet streets

of what do they dream-



Her eyes were tiger-lilies

her face was a mirror

walking around inside her head

I discover it is a house of mirrors-



paddling through shimmering glass

canoeing across reflected blue skies

& drifting clouds-



On a sunny day there are tropical fish

swimming in the sky-



birds etched trapped in stone

dream of taking flight-



a naked woman sits

on the edge of my bed

stone marble tears

slide down her face-



Unknown poets sit in a restaurant

feasting on the flesh of dead poets

fishing for visions-



Out walking on a warm spring evening

admiring the new blooms

of fish on the trees-



In the shadows those fish near death

sprouting out of the ground

speaking their last enigmatic words-



Congregations of giant leopard slugs

performing a secret ritual

in the bushes

gnashing rows of razor-sharp teeth

as we approach closer

we are frozen in our steps -



Reading meaning in the cracks

in sidewalks -



Seeing Angels dancing

in swirling cigarette smoke-



Menacing demons' eyes

staring through dark windows-



Turning clouds into mandala

& weeping Madonnas-



Finding visions of Gods

in rainbow-colored puddles

of gasoline-



twisting slips of the tongue

into an insight-



Freezing moments of madness

frozen in moments of madness-



Cutting out pieces of a life

creating a collage-



Pasting limbs & torso together

breathing life into the Golem

without a soul-



Ripping apart a sculpture

to understand its form

composition & meaning -



Stripping away layers of paint

to see the artist's vision -

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