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Cubism is my Favorite Art

Cubism is my favorite art.
I love making silly blockheaded people, pretending 
Ignorance as to why I would have drawn certain 
Wonderful people in this manner.

I grin diabolically as I cartoon them with cubed heads, 
And uppity squared off eyes, looking shifty.
Blocked noses high in the air, looking square-pigged snooty.
My grin gets bigger and bigger as I draw…

I think I started to do this in third grade, as a defense
Mechanism when Ms. Smells – not her real name, but her real attitude
Was too superior to help us in any way, angry if we did not
Understand the concepts she galloped through at a sixth grade level.

It is just something that came to me, I said innocently,
Presenting her with her caricature with a flourish,
Pretending this was a wonderful compliment.
She seemed pleased, not realizing the extent of the insult.

So at the ripe age of eight, I accidentally discovered 
I can get in my licks, even against haughty grownups, in the name of art,
By seventh grade I did not always remember to do it with a smile, 
So it did not work nearly as well.  
But this in no way wiped out my love of cubism.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 2/2/2019 6:53:00 PM
It amazes me caren the way there are so many people on this site who can paint and write marvelous poems to. I would love to paint but I am hopeless, so I will just stick to writing. I envy you though. Seems like you are a pretty clever lady. Good on ya, my friend....peter
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/2/2019 10:26:00 PM
I began two new canvases today. I have to admit one is almost done, a two foot by foot and a half inch painting. I love to paint!
Date: 2/2/2019 5:01:00 PM
Okay, you are now officially, Hogging, my favorite list.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/2/2019 10:27:00 PM
Hilarious! I kind of suspected that.
Date: 2/2/2019 6:44:00 AM
I'd love to se your face in a diabolic stance as you draw.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/2/2019 7:54:00 AM
Ah, I could take a photo of it, but it is so contorted and contrived, you might not recognize it as a face, just a bunch of happy teeth.
Date: 2/2/2019 1:43:00 AM
"cubism...geometry is worth/ld a million words" (some ancient greek no doubt)
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/2/2019 6:41:00 AM
Yes, some wonderful, exciting, fun-loving Greek! I have met several, and they are all my friends, and some ancient now.