Scratch the surface for metaphor
Every abstract painting is a self portrait
if you painted it
You’re a splash of paint
thrown into the waters of the canvass
and though Jackson Pollock called his mess, ‘Autumn’
it’s winter here
and there you are
and here I am in our art gallery
looking at abstracts of you.
And the makeup you left behind under my sink
is worth more than anything hanging in either Guggenheim.