by Jerry Ratch
I was talking to this famous female artist
at the reception, (as if I knew anything,)
“If you want to be taken as a serious artist now,
you have to have one long serious eyebrow.”
There was no reaction. So, I said:
“Also, you should know you can't get rich on poetry.
I for one should know.” Again, nothing.
But then I added, “So, when I first came into the gallery,
I saw an old guy wearing a jester cap with bells
bearing the word: Grumpy.”
“ I just wondered who he had to push over
to get that hat?
I'm just saying. I have friends who are wiser.
Or who know better. Okay, I don't have friends.
But I'm just saying.”
And that was when she said,
“Ah, you're funny. Good thing.”
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