Defining yourself as an artist
what does that mean
you make art?
Or does that mean
the art makes you?
And don’t tell me you’re an abstract artist
you don’t define your subject
why do you define yourself?
Aren’t you so much more complex
than your wildest canvass?
The one you did knowing no one would ever know
what it meant
and you did it any way
and now it’s your favorite
and every one else tells you they like it
which means they all hate it
and though your signature is in the bottom right corner
you know you didn’t paint this
the artist knows at his best he didn’t do anything
and at his worst it’s all his fault
I wrote this and a thousand other such ramblings
does this define me as an artist
or just a guy who loves the feeling of typing
or rolling a ballpoint pen across the blank page
and seeing what comes up
writing is not my medium
I am writing’s medium
though with all the changes to sizes
I am writing’s small.