Sunday, January 26, 2014

Sonnet #17: Humor comes in threes

The mystics claim there are three ways of being,
but of course, each mystic's three are not the same,
so I'd hoped that I might clarify by seeing
what this painting has to say; it's a sort of game.

It could mean living in the future, past, or present,
or perhaps to reconcile, affirm, or deny.
Aggressive (left), depressed, or just unpleasant;
to stride, or maybe sit, or even fly.

It could be faithful, lost, or just agnostic
Might be genders -- male, or female, or some  mix.
Parent, child or just adult (to be diagnostic);
just throw it against the wall and see what sticks.
The truth is: interpretations will always vary
depending on who looks: Tom, Dick or Harry.

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