Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Cost of Art

The intrinsic value of art
The undefinable cost
Is paid for in the lives
Of the pieces of the heart
That are lost
To the vageries of art
To the price of fame
To the capricious whims of money
To the insignificance of our name
Poets
Artists
Painters
Writers
Pay the cost
And the public
And the critic
And the buyers
And the fans
Witness all of it
Witness our victories
And witness our shame