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A Speck of Carrot in Jesus' Eye

By Catfish McDaris

A Speck of Carrot in Jesus' Eye

She poured Porterhouse a mug of coffee:

"In 1965 Salvador Dali was sick in NYC

He was supposed to speak at Rikers Island
He sent a surrealistic painting of Jesus'

Crucifixion a monstrous black blob wearing
A crown of thorns on a pale cross splattered
With red and black the painting was four by
Five and sent to the prison's cafeteria, Dali

Said 'With art, you have to always feel free'
Food sometimes ended on the painting in the

1980s it was moved to secure location near
The guards in 2003 someone noticed the painting

Looked smaller and the frame was different
Two wardens and two guards were arrested

The painting was never recovered Warden
Nuzzo said he destroyed it in a fit of panic."

Article © Catfish McDaris. All rights reserved.
Published on 2022-07-18
Image(s) are public domain.
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