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Our Personal Docent in the NYMOMA

Ah, here they have
authentic Modern Art
The kind Dad sees and complains,
“They call this art?
Let’s go see the real pictures!”

Here hangs
“Untitled” or “No. 3”
I say the artists have copped out
on the titles
I’ll put my own then
“Vomit on a stormy night”
“Nightmare in yellow”
“The bottom of my shoe”
“Blue dandruff in great quantities”
Titles like that
might quiet Dad

You’d be free then
to enjoy
the absurdity
of paint on canvas
gone Modern


Copyright 2006 Arlyn Serber