Sunday, May 27, 2012

Ode to a Serving Tray with a Poster by Toulouse-Lautrec

by G. Jack Urso


            
aristide Bruant

dans son cabaret

cares for me not

nor what i may say

server of minds

on my tabletop lay

aristide Bruant

dans son cabaret



red scarf…jaunty hat

a look of mischief

like a one-eyed jack

look at him too long

he’ll stare at you back

like a picture of Jesus

to whom old women pray

aristide Bruant

dans son cabaret



if i offend my friend

it's quite unintentional

i sometimes forget

you're only two-dimensional

but i hope i may be

as lucky someday

aristide Bruant

dans son cabaret

 

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