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)


About Andrew Kreider

I'm a poet and musician,transplanted from London, England to beautiful northern Indiana. By day I am a stay-at-home dad with our three kids while my amazingly talented spouse conquers medical school one long shift at a time. At night, I'm a performer and trouble-maker. I love my life.

11 responses »

  1. 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

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

  3. Fun poem. :-)It wouldn't let me use my wordpress ID.http://poemblaze.wordpress.com

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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

  7. An interesting write….love Picasso 🙂

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

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

  10. This is is funny! Great poem!

  11. clever incorporation, nicely done! ~ Rose


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