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Flemish Painting Should Not Sound Like Something Caught in Your Throat

By Ryan Quinn Flanagan

Flemish Painting Should Not Sound like Something Caught in Your Throat

No, Shiva is not steam punk
and Nehru was never the head
of Exxon-Mobil.

And Flemish painting
should not sound like
something caught
in your throat.

Bruegel
was never a hairball
from a choking
cat.

I am expected for dinner
in under two hours
which means I should bring
my appetite.

And a wine that pairs well
with the offering.

And a coat or shawl
so you have something to leave
at the front door
after ringing the bell.






Article © Ryan Quinn Flanagan. All rights reserved.
Published on 2018-08-20
Image(s) are public domain.
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