Lying back relaxed,
her brown pupils
ever so Cindy Sherman
a worm's eye view
in black and white.
Through the glass
disguise traditional ground
from silhouetted figure
Ellsworth Kelly, of course,
disapproves. But who cares?
Certainly not our displaced heroine
modeling nude for Alfred Stieglitz
early on in the twentieth century
when the industrial revolution built
cities of steel to capture their souls
until the desert sands beckoned
the prodigal daughter returns
as abandoned skyscrapers afloat
in negative space, a succession
of white clouds marching in unison
bloom into petaled cow skulls.
Black nights cooled down
before their journey west
with another monkey king
and true to form he now sheds his clothes
in intense heat.