Antiques Roadshow – Patient and Kid

The painting seems quite ordinary,

Nothing I would hang, even in the downstairs loo.

But the man on the TV who faintly reminds me

Of a teacher that once taught me geography,

He anxiously twists his hands as he waits

For the verdict on what was left to him

By his dear old aunt who lived with ten cats.

The expert whistles between his buck teeth

As he surveys the canvas, the subject’s eyes

That peer out creepily, like she knows something I don’t.

I think it’s worth a million, breathes the expert quite suddenly

And the crowd break out into excited applause.

My geography teacher grabbed for the easel

Before dropping to the ground.

He never recovered and I wonder sometimes

Where all of that money would go

As they loaded him in to the back of the ambulance,

And the painting was quickly

Squirreled away.

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Published by grumpygorman

I am a Social Worker by day and an artist/writer by night. I use the written word in an attempt to make sense of the secret worlds and dysfunctional dynamics that lurk beneath the facades of our daily interactions. I am not sure how my writing styles are characterized, nor am I overly concerned about it. I am immensely enthusiastic about music and often connect better with songs than I do people. I also have an intense appreciation for quality wines and whiskies, frequently consuming them in excess. I like things that smell good and struggle to manage the symptoms of a life-long relationship with depression. So, why "grumpygorman"? Spend some time here and find out...

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