artwork: pablo picasso
Looking for Picasso on eBay
by Michael Gessner
My wife loves art and it is her birthday.
Because of this, I am looking for Picasso
on eBay. Among the thousands
of lithographs signed & numbered
in pencil, I find "Paloma sur fond rouge,"
& bid the balance of my bank account.
Now I am in electronic Picassoland,
among the mixed media, how prolific
he was, and varied, and how unlike
the literary artist, bound to one voice,
denied their periods during a life,
confined so often to a single genre.
But this does not matter to my wife.
She will frame this tortured thing
I have ordered, praising Picasso,
his artistic gluttony, his infant self,
how he left his true believers, the women,
a man after his own heart.
~ previously published in Transversales (BlazeVOX)