Pretty Little picture

Pretty Little picture

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The prompt suggested to me 3 wildly different tableaux that together cast a daming light on the state of the world. Short and stark.

Lyrics: 

Sean McGaughey Pretty Little Picture SS060719H (C) July 6, 2019
Still life in 3 acts.

A pretty little picture
still life with flowers
hangs above the breakfast table
Spreading joyful light in pre-dawn hours

A pretty little picture
hangs inside a prince's yacht
bought at auction for ninety million
promised to a museum then forgot.

A pretty little picture
Stick figures drawn in brown
Pinched into the links of a cage
Cries of Mama, but there are none around.



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steve ODell's picture

good lyric! a happy picture with the bad brushed under the rug.