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The Ass in the Tiger’s skin

by Elliot Lewis, 2023

the tiger’s might
the ass’ sin
the tiger might have skinned
a rug a cape a cloak a claw
a hidden beast
a broken law

excoriated second skin
hung upon the wretch’s flesh
the wretched stretch
of dermis drawn
abraded thin
until the light creeps
sight seeps in

there lies the braying fool within

Exhibition text for ‘The Ass in the Tiger’s skin’ by Brishty Alam, GOMO, Vienna.

Elliot Lewis is a writer and astrologer based in London. He studied Art History and Architecture at the University of Cambridge before moving to Paris to work as a translator. @elliotlllewis

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