By S M Chen, posted Sept 25, 2017

Mandolin and guitar. Pablo Picasso. 1924. In public domain.

 

Picasso reported a theft

By art thieves who barely had left.

“Did you see them?” cops prodded.

“I think so.” He nodded.

“Perhaps you could sketch them

To help us to ketch them.”

***

So he sat down to draw

And they watched him with awe.

***

After they knew

What Pablo drew,

Arrests quickly came.

I cite them by name:

Mandolin, guitar, and horse.

***
But do I jest? Of course.


S M Chen lives and writes in California.

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