Art Is Resilient

by G.E. Simons

Art is resilient 
Like folds of thunder 
And hairlines slick with Brilliantine 
It's black and white in colour 
From Disneyland to Antarctica 
So how are we to respect mere mediums? 
When stencils shatter in crumbling republics 
And elected bodies whitewash any scratching in the plaster 
Our revolutionaries 
Have evolved into gamekeepers 
Leaving occasional initials carved into pioneers 
And yellow bellied fish on tables in city plazas