RACKED WITH SYPHILIS A LEGEND A GENIUS
June 7 1848 Gaugin born Paris died Tahiti 1903
He embraced la vie d’artiste bohème Called himself
a savage Deserted 5 children in full rebellion against
bourgeois respectability So enamoured was he with
pert brown breasts Exploitation or exaltation? You tell
Reportedly wed increasingly younger girls prepubescent
queens Elevated debauchery to fauve glory Initiation rituals
now considered child rape But then we are a species who as
recently as 1980 routinely subjected babies to open heart surgery
without anesthesia because: infant brains were not developed
enough to feel pain ditto the 9 yr. old hymen of 1893
So when the sun finally sets on human civilization will it still be
believed that the size of the wise ape’s brain is related to: sophistication
of social behaviour? What would the yellow-haired ape have to do prior
to the coming U.S. election for the nobility of his party to outright reject
him +send him gibbering back to a padded room at Mar-a-Lago?
What might this act be? Jolt land of the free out of complacency Make
Brexit regret look like child’s play Wait until he begins the rounding up
the barbing of wire a la 1933 Too extreme? Or has the last remnant of the
American dream finally been scraped off of the glass ceiling? So that you
might almost see the human spark when it first began to glow!
Flowers rotting, flies web caught; riots, roars of caged lions, clowns in
love with dollar bills, nations moving people like pawns. But they’ve
left us a bit of music, a jigger of scotch, a small volume by Rimbaud,
and a horse running as if the devil were twisting his tail.
(Charles Bukowski Mockingbird Wish Me Luck Poems 1972)
Late Summer 2016 Have you no decency Sir?