James Stewart
Art School

Look at the way the stars
splatter across the night sky.
Like a nocturnal Jackson Pollock,
they dribble slowly down to morning.

Then the sun is up. Blazing!
It splits the spirit,
like half a sheep in a
tank of formaldehyde.

It's no good, I've sliced off my ear.
All this talk of ART made me twitchy.
Scratching around for purpose in my box of bits,
I found a pallet knife and martyrdom.

James Stewart, American actor, was born today in 1908.

Joe Cocker, English singer, was born today in 1944.

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