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Experiment 11


page 270


As I walked the highways of the lost
and searched the alleys of the known
this Gordian knot hurtled
to my feet
unfolded in the searching caress of my hands

"Go where the mountain rumbles
where streams chatter gaily on
and ask all to listen
else their canvas be torn

Beware the illusion you drape over your wingless mate
the winds you fly on lest they engulf you
the sweets you sucked and spat away
drowning in the whirl of colours you mix
the bones you break lest jagged edges deflate you
and the empty skeleton crying for help from the dark.

Ask why colours shatter the concrete
and why nothing is greater than everything

O Look in the mirror of complacency
O Look under the rug of comfort
Look hard at your wings and the wind
before you gaze on me."