stick figure woman

by Maria Francesca

I noticed in passing
a stick figure woman
on the sidewalk
outside the Louvre

poorly drawn
by a careless creator
in cheap white chalk

only so many yards
away from Da Vincis
and Kandinskis

and I thought
how lucky she was
in her situation:

away from the eternal undeath
and rarified air
inside the museum


and witness to life

and I wondered
whether the Mona Lisa


Posted on 11/05/2006
Copyright © 2023 Maria Francesca

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Richard Vince on 02/20/07 at 12:42 AM

lovely capturing of the extraordinary in the ordinary. i love this sort of poem, especially when rendered as beautifully as this one.

Posted by Morgan D Hafele on 07/11/10 at 09:45 PM

i love the comparison here!

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