Oil on Canvas

Jackson
Pollack
was
less
an
artist
than
a
psychic
predicting
the
Exxon
Valdez
disaster
—or
the
captain
of
that
ship,
Joseph
Hazelwood,
drinking
all
night,
wanted
to
pay
tribute
to
his
favorite
painter,
crashing
bigger
that
same
way.

6 comments:

J. Michael Wahlgren said...

very cool. a bit harsh but acceptable.

Eric Beeny said...

Thanks, J. Harsh, you think? Maybe. I just thought it was an interesting comparison...

J. Michael Wahlgren said...

The ending makes light on the way he passed, right? I thought it was a bit harsh, not really something most poets would object to though. So it's good.

Eric Beeny said...

Thanks, J...

ben spivey said...

I like this

Eric Beeny said...

Thanks, Ben...