In the Twinkling of the Eyes



during those wrong years I had this kind of illusion

I firmly believed
I watched the world with utmost concentration.

A rainbow
swam in the fountain,
searching among the passers-by silently.
I blinked my eyes
and it turned into the shape of a viper.

A clock
reposed on a church
marking the time steadily;
I blinked my eyes
and it became a bottomless well.

A red blossom
opened on the movie screen
inviting the excitements of Spring;
I blinked my eyes
and it turned to glistening blood.

Now to keep my beliefs solid
I keep my eyes wide open all the time.

#Gu Cheng

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