Boy Bitten By a Crayfish
When women seen with no powers to create
Vessel to feed male seed for generations
She could make images live and update
Both of procreation and creation.
Once drew a painting of a laughing girl
Sent to Michelangelo to review
Quickly returned the painting with a hurl
Draw on the subject of crying child anew.
She painted “Boy bitten by a crayfish”
Tear-eyed brother weeping over the cut
The sister trying much hard to appease
And make peace with great master’s guts.
This feat, noticed by artists of her time
Was placed with “Cleopatra” in prime.
Fifth place win
in Cindy's contest
** I was inspired to write this poem by her painting BOY BITTEN BY CRAYFISH, one of her earlier painting**