Thursday, March 28, 2013

Off Broadway

 Faun, Horse, and Bird, 1936
Pablo Picasso 

     So a faun, a chicken, and an ugly horse walk into a barn.
     The barn-tender says, "Can I see some ID?  No minor characters allowed in here."
     The faun draws himself up to his full height and says, "I'm playing Puck.  I may be a small actor, but it's not a small part."
     The barn-tender nods, and waves him in.
     The horse stamps his hoof and tosses his mane.  "I portray Black Beauty."
     The barn-tender casts a critical eye over his shaggy gray coat.  "You look more like Rocinante."
     The horse snorts.  "I wear a wig on stage."
     The barn-tender shrugs, and lets him in.
     The chicken is walking around in circles, pecking at the floor, checking through her feathers.
     The barn-tender says, "What about you?  Got some ID?"
     The chicken looks up and flutters her wings.  "I seem to have left it across the road."     


  1. Your writing is very creative! How do you do it? You are getting better and better!

  2. It's always great when you can work your life experience into your work.

  3. So. Picasso walks into a bistro and sits next to T, sensing inspiration wafting his way.

  4. Thank you for a great morning laugh! This is great!