Thursday, November 15, 2007
At the Same Time
"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." ~ Thomas Merton
I am but a lost and found box
in which I am constantly
reappearing like the stray cat at your door.
Even I fail at times
the test of recognizing
the sad clown of suppressed laughter
or the Angry tiger barb in a bowl
with no other fish to dine on.
Who are these characters I ask...
and in the smoke that clears
is the pretext for lust of three car garages,
swimming pools, a wife and 2.3 children
by the proletariat.
Anger wrapped in swaddling clothes
and a Molotov cocktail in my hip pocket-
Jesus am I adequately confused yet?
You can see my self portrait
in black velvet paintings
for sale in a Love and Peace van
at the 66 station on 8th and Hamilton.