Aphorisms by Zoran Doderovic

Zoran Doderovic lives in Novi Sad, Serbia, where he writes short stories, aphorisms and haiku. The former editor of Haiku Moment and Haiku Informator, he is also the author of a book of haiku, Poisoned River (2000), and contributed to the anthologies Crosswinds (2003) and PreZENt Anecdote (2006). In his aphorisms, Mr. Doderovic gives the kinder, gentler notion of haiku a decidedly darker Balkan twist…

 

At the police station, I found out how much injustice hurts.

 

An elevator is a metaphor of life; you’ll understand when you get stuck.

 

Privatization has yielded visible results: Beggars on every corner.

 

Those educated by police batons fear butterflies’ shadows.

 

When the moment of truth came, no one noticed.