Say the Art Was Good Poem


abstract vase painting
Get out there
fall down or something,
where is Buster Keaton
when you need him

all they want
is a laugh
some love
and a coke

Say the art show was good
and you saw a piece or two
that maybe mattered
to you only

Say the dog walked across the street
and he was a brown dog
the kind that follows you around but
never gets in the way
and his name was Buddy

Say the night was good
to the street
and the streetlights
and you passed people
and smiled
and they smiled back

Say the art was good
but you came home longing
for the girl you couldn’t have
and she left you
breathless and in love
anyway

david michael jackson September 26, 2012


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