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Manolis Aligizakis

Smiling little creek stitched
in the orange colored soil
soft laughter spread on her lips
provocative breast upright
forever sweet
________and exposed to the elements
that piece of beauty bitten by time

Smiling little creek stitched
in the orange colored soil
her pelvis spread on the canvas
lips desiring and lustful
glued on the ache of voyage
________downward

to
the
flesh
of
now

And the great father
the old river
_______two legs joined there
where meaning vanishes
and nature commands
like the painter standing before it
and staring at the painting
says in haste—

Next time I’ll paint
the Hermaphrodite

Manolis Aligizakis
Vancouver, Canada