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."     


4 comments:

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

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

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

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

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