HICK AND WILLIE AND THE ART REVIEW
By James Cummins
“Oh, the parks minister to lovers in the spring!
Rhythms of love turn out to be symphonic,
that started out merely platonic …
Any keepers on your Match.com list, Wild Thing?”
“You’re saying ‘the demesnes fructify the friends’?
Don’t kid a kidder. Love and art are drugs–
it’s hormones that lure us to each others’ mugs.
The memes justify the ends.”
“Aha, someone’s procrastinating! Just go to the museum.
Interview the curator, check out the installation,
write the review. Finishing instills elation!
Then we can go to Maine, and kill No See ‘Ums.”
“Academics! Please. If what they ‘know’
they really knew,
they wouldn’t blow the way they do.
I need to fall in love, you know?”