1 it shows many sides but usually 2 — can boil & bluster & end in a stew — can be clear as crystal & cut a sharp view — or narrow to nothing but be taken as true 2 it holds symbols & keys & opens up views — it helps us to see into olds & news 3 they show vanity in scenery the familiar in the strange & friendship’s range 4 I can fly I can make crowds roar I can pass by beside, behind, before I get caught in nets but seldom in the sea I cause regrets and ecstasy 5 I clean up highlighters, crumbs, cup stains, bent staples — end up with cramped books/ notes/sheets crammed in nooks ’n’ crannies — but things look s- mart — tidy — — put away neatly — by me — the boss of busy — the best or- ganiser in a- ll the world — till its encore — 6 up n down noisy n mute straight or round mainly on foot 7 I can pump your drooping drive. In deep extremes, flush you alive. And I can dam your self-esteem, flood it with addiction’s cream until you wake, far, far, downstream. 8 A hole in the ground (usually round) not straight down like a well — straight ahead, on the level, to help people travel. 9 In the UK, a space for a bum. In the US, a place for a fanny. Tho’ often fitting more than one, it may change its name if there’s many. 10 Of both you could equally say: they’re under a cloud, one cloud in the sky — or not far apart joined by one sunbeam’s ray — though unseen at night they’re close anyway. ***Answers Below*** Damian Robin lives in England. He works for an international newspaper and a bilingual magazine. He lives with his wife and three children. Featured Image: "Oedipus and the Sphinx" by Francois Xavier Fabre.