Make Love, Not Warhol

time-subject-film-light

Inspired by Ric Burns’ Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film.

 

The phonies are taking over,

the Jesus t-shirts

& ketchup stains.

 

Do you want me to tell you

who Andy was?

A mirror holder?

 

You move to the edge

& declare it the centre.

But now we throw hammers

at our reflections,

shattering silver thoughts.

 

Now the centre has been

cemented & secured –

trapped in a kaleidoscope

of commercial migraines,

the neon swirling like

an acid breast milk shake.

 

I’d film you sleeping

but that is now just

life / work / everyday.

 

If we slow 24 to 16

frames per second and

take time to

see like a child?

 

Do you remember when

movies used to amaze?

*time – subject – film – light*

 


Published in Rabbit Poetry Journal, Issue 4, May 2012

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