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Outside the Toronto Art Gallery

“Mysticism isn’t my thing and I pay very little attention to it.”—a Gentleman near “The Vision of Ezekiel”

I saw the spirit of William Blake today while on my way to his big show

shining through
the black eyes
of a saucy squirrel
black furred as the black bear was this creature poised at the gate
tiny animal hand
articulated
against
the stone wall
he looked me long in the eye
the Sun
focused
there

a moment passed
then off he dashed
to terrorize
just for fun
a flock
of complacent
birds

into the sky
they rose
as one

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