The Ass in the Tiger’s skin
the tiger’s might the ass’ sin
the tiger might have skinned herself
a rug a cape a cloak a claw a hid den 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
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. .
Exhibition at GOMO. Photos by Sophie Pölzl.