Concave and Convex Images

by Ed Higgins

It's all a matter of warped mirrors. As in the multi-mirrored passage I stood before as a boy at Playland's Fun House near Golden Gate Park. Outside the Fun House entrance giant animatronic Laffing Sal bowing and cackling her frightful laugh: inviting whoever lingered there into life's awaiting illusions. So long ago, entranced as I was, trying to understand those perplexing concave and convex images of myself.

a crow overhead
laughter flying
as I look up