Countless chameleon faces pause briefly
blend into surreal versions of oneself.
I see Wilfred Owen
coming over the hill towards the Somme.
near a marble pillar
stares at a lycanthrope’s head, where a man and woman
in a hanging tree.
A black swan dissolves, while a woman
plays hide and seek with a lover.
The rabbit watches Pegasus in half gallop
bursting free from the banks.
A wendigo grimaces
from the cobwebbed floaters of an illusionist.
(Poem based on the black chalk drawing by Henri-Joseph Harpigni.)
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