Tuesday, January 24, 2012

High art


Did we really have to invite Pablo
to do our family portrait again?
It may be great art to you, but to me
it just looks like I have a double chin.

You and your favorite bohemians
will be the death of me yet, I swear it.
Like that time you asked your good pal Jackson
to paint the kitchen while we were away…


I will admit that the senior portraits
you got Mr. Mapplethorpe to whip up
for Bryce were unique – but could we send them
to my folks in Kansas? I don’t think so!

So how about this, Mr. Art Lover?
Next time, we make a trip down to Wal Mart
and let some teenage kid take our photo,
squinting cheek-to-cheek, like normal people?



(...a little midweek musing to share with friends over at the dVerse Poet's Pub)

11 comments:

Claudia said...

smiles...would be interesting to have a portrait of me, made by picasso...he may would see things i didn't see before...smiles..fun poem... i like

Anthony Desmond said...

haha! very funny and interesting write... I wouldn't mind if picasso gave me a few chins.

Matthew Quinn said...

Fun poem. :-)

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Brian Miller said...

haha this one was a lot of fun...and dang its hard enough to hide the double chin in photos...much less a picasso...smiles.

Robert Gibson said...

This was a fun write! Loved the 'insults' of the classic artists!

Charles Elliott/Beautyseer said...

Fun! Made me realize that I would have loved to have had a portrait of me done by Salvadore Dali!

Maybe it's the mustache! LOL

ayala said...

An interesting write....love Picasso :)

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Wonderfully amusing! And for the record, my nose and chin are from Dali.

Cressida de Nova said...

Good to know someone else can spot the elephant in the room:)

Mama Zen said...

This is is funny! Great poem!

C Rose said...

clever incorporation, nicely done! ~ Rose