Please Remove Your Cap When It Rains

English: This is one of the digitized images o...

English: This is one of the digitized images of the original painting American Gothic that Grant DeVolson Wood, a master artist of the twentieth century, created in 1930. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Were rain to fall in a Postmodern way

I suppose the pitchfork between Mother and Father America

should be the show

twisted, for all that, in the goatee planets

toes tucked under art’s carpet

with the Old World smokers,

awaiting translators with the appropriate hat

to drum up a cordial place

to set the feathered caps of preconceived seeing,

in preparation for a swim.

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2 thoughts on “Please Remove Your Cap When It Rains

  1. Lovely! This painting was in the Art Institute of Chicago when I visited a few weeks ago and I was incredibly surprised to find that the woman is supposed to be the man’s DAUGHTER! Fooled us all!

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