Ripper Jones

Veteran Poet - 1,247 Points (Swansea)

Still Life - Poem by Ripper Jones

I got the bowl of fruit in position
I put it on a red plate
on a plain table in front of a window with no view
I wanted to keep it minimalist
on the plate was a kiwi fruit an orange
two bananas a pear and an apple
i had my easel and paints set up
first of all I gave my canvas a wash
the colours looked stunning
I was eager to start
suddenly I felt something inside
that I recognised as a craving to eat the fruit
I couldn't resist
what could I do?

I had an idea
I set up a camera
and eat the fruit salad
this was a performance event
but the camera didn't record
so my performance was witnessed by only me
all life is performance art
you expect me to say
but no I'm not going to say it

Topic(s) of this poem: art

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 23, 2016

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