Monumental change

There must be something in modern art to
appease the hunger of this old fart,

but I munch on a Munch
have lunch with Picasso
Modigliani joins me
with Manet and Monet
and hey
isn’t that Michelangelo
with a chisel in hand
coming
to carve into this little
band.

When sated please dry
under that
marmalade sky
give Lucy, Debussy
and
we shall have music.

there in the face of an old master,
lined by poverty and emotional
disaster
is the world as it was to him
and
to me as I see it.

© 2017, John Smallshaw.