Poem of the Week: ‘Cariñoso Asesinato’ by Ashlie Allen
3rd Place ‘Attention: Masterpiece’ by Adrian Cepeda
From a Postcard to Pablo in Paris
Very dear Picasso, I’m working every morning from sunrise opening eyes and light of breath— and I have the satisfaction of being able to assure you that I am trying to paint while twirling my mustache embracing colors, flavors with a canvas mind, calling all shapes, silhouettes and shadow curled impressions of madness conjuring REAL masterpieces of the kind that were made during Rafael’s era. Can you feel my paintbrush flicker as I write this to you, my friend? Thank you, thank you with your whole and categorical Iberian virtuosity you have slayed conventionalism with frames, eying painting with assassin precision and slyly envisioning recreation when brushing off William B[o]uguereau and especially, modern art, entirely! Now we all can again paint virginally flashing the most childlike awakening revision. You’ll be overjoyed. Until we meet, leaving you as I return to my portrait, drying softly, just like you taught me a masterpiece is always unfinished in my head. Hello there! I will kiss your cheek in Paris with my palate in exposition; more than enlightened can you hear my paints, pondering you— very dear Picasso Your Salvador Dali, dripping enthusiastically in red? Anxious for the next time I will come over to show my blushing canvases again.
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