Treasure Island

Morgan Michaels


Longhi II


Or inscrutable Leonardo
Or one of those Renaissance boys
Or someone else whose surname,
Conveniently, ends in O.

Though to many it's perfectly plain
Or more than plain to see
That Vermeer has no peer
For interiority.

I'm sorry, I like Longhi
It's Longhi who compels
Pity, I like Longhi-
Longhi rings my bells.

Maybe it isn't the hottest
Brush of recorded time
Maybe you think Picasso
Or Titian more sublime

But I like to see the way
Things tended to ebb and flow
In La Serenissima, or, is it
Serenissimo?

I don't disdain genre
And feel canal is cool
And I actually like palazzo-
It's really my favorite school.

The world is awfully wide
And more than a little old
Everything in it's for sale
Everything's bought or sold

But if...

Submitted: Friday, January 31, 2014
Edited: Saturday, March 22, 2014

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